Kankakee Valley REMC and NIPSCO customers are being asked to conserve electricity as much as possible.
REMC has been working with its large power customers by implementing agreements that allow for interruption of service. Residential and small commercial customers are asked to voluntarily limit the use of electricity as much as possible. All load management problems are being used to reduce demand. Turn off all unnecessary lights, delay the use of major appliances until late at night or early morning hours and set thermostats no lower than 78 degrees.
NIPSCO is closely monitoring its electric delivery system to avoid potential interruptions in service. Crews have been using infrared technology to scan substations and critical circuits for any signs of hot spots before problems arise. NIPSCO is encouraging all customers to set thermostats at the highest comfortable temperature setting. Use ceiling fans to offset the higher setting on your air conditioner.