Corn Belt Energy asks members to reduce electricity usage Thursday

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PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — With warm temperatures hitting Central Illinois, Corn Belt Energy is asking members to voluntarily reduce their electricity usage from 4 p.m. — 6 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

Company spokesperson Hillary Cherry said members are helping to keep demand charges down and maintain the current rate for monthly energy usage.

The company offered a list of ways members can reduce electricity usage in their homes:

  1. Turn off your air conditioner
  2. Adjust the thermostat up a few degrees
  3. Delay use of large appliances such as dishwashers, washers, dryers, electric stoves
  4. Unplug small appliances
  5. Turn off all unnecessary lights
  6. Shut off your pool pump
  7. Shut off your hot tub
  8. Limit lawn watering during this time
  9. Turn off irrigation systems
  10. Delay charging your EV
  11. Unplug gaming systems or TVs
  12. Shut off and unplug dehumidifiers
  13. Keep garage doors closed
  14. Close curtains/blinds if it is sunny

Those looking for more information are encouraged to call Corn Belt Energy at (800)-879-0339.

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