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I & M Electric customers asked to conserve during peak hours


INDIANAPOLIS (WKZO) -- Indiana and Michigan Electric is asking that their customers conserve power during peak hours from 6 to 10 a.m. and from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday because of the winter storm, if you are one of their customers.

I & M services Berrien, Cass and parts of St. Joseph and Van Buren Counties.

While most homeowners in Michigan rely on natural gas, in Tennessee and Kentucky and some of the other 13 states on the PJM Grid, they rely more heavily on electricity because they don’t usually have to heat. This cold snap has produced snow as far south as the Gulf States.

They were asking customers system wide to turn down the thermostat and wait until non-peak hours to turn on the stove or the dishwasher so folks down there won’t freeze.

Consumers Energy customers may want to turn down the heat to save money on their own bill, but they aren't being asked to conserve.