Utility companies urge you to conserve

Utility companies urge you to conserve

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

South Plains Electric Cooperative has issued a "beat the peak" warning. It asks its members to conserve as much electricity as possible, especially between the peak hours of 4:30 and 7 p.m.

"We are just kind of experimenting with this beat the peak program to try and get our members aware of these hot days," Lynn Simmons with SPEC said. "Since they actually own the cooperative, we want them to know how they can help us conserve which then in relation saves them money."

Lowering the usage of electricity lowers the overall demand. Lower demand means SPEC does not have to buy as much power, helping members save some money.

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