During Emergencies Every Opportunity to Conserve Energy Helps
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
by: SDG&E

Section: News Roundup




When we have emergencies, such as weather conditions that affect the integrity of our system, we would like to remind our customers that conserving energy, especially during the peak period of 11 am to 6 pm helps everyone. Here are some steps you can take to reduce the strain on the transmission infrastructure and manage costs for your business operations:
 
  • Turn off or set office equipment to power down when not in use
  • Reduce lighting where possible
  • Turn off lights or exhaust fans in unoccupied areas that are not necessary for security or safety
  • Seal off unused areas and reduce or eliminate heating or cooling in unoccupied spaces
  • When using your cooling system, keep exterior doors closed as much as possible to keep the cool air in
  • At the end of the day, turn off all energy-consuming devices (lights, kitchen equipment, computers, monitors, printers, copiers, etc.)