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    Columbiana residents asked to conserve power during upcoming heatwave

    By Steve Rappach,


    COLUMBIANA, Ohio (WKBN) – With the temperatures expected to go above the 90s this coming week, residents in Columbiana are being asked to conserve power.

    City officials are asking residents to cut down their power usage from 3 until 6 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday.

    Those hours are considered the peak time for electricity being used.

    This is not mandatory — it’s voluntary.

    City Manager Lance Willard said that although Columbiana’s grid is in good shape and there’s enough power to go around, the city can save on transmission costs next year by conserving for those three hours.

    “Lowering the peak demand will help control electricity rates,” Willard said in a statement. “We started the Energy Savings Day Program in 2019 and our customers have done a great job doing their part.”

    Some suggestions for saving power include shutting off lights when not needed, unplugging small appliances and chargers, raising the thermostat temperature a degree or two, and closing curtains, drapes or blinds.

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