FirstEnergy prepares for high power usage on hot days
FirstEnergy says it has been preparing for the coming hot weather, but says customers can help them meet the increased demand for electricity.
FirstEnergy says it has been preparing for the coming hot weather but says customers can help them meet the increased demand for electricity.
The utility says as temperatures rise, so does electricity use as air conditioners, refrigerators, and other electric equipment work harder.
FirstEnergy says it has prepared for the extreme conditions through system inspections and maintenance programs.
Thermovision cameras capture infrared images that can detect potential problems with electrical equipment in substations and on poles. By identifying hot spots, FirstEnergy says proactive maintenance and repairs can be conducted.
Helicopter patrols also are used to inspect transmission lines before the high-demand summer season.
Crews also review hot weather operational procedures to ensure any outages that occur are promptly addressed, according to the utility.
FirstEnergy offers the following hot weather tips to stay comfortable while using electricity wisely during this period of high demand:
Other FirstEnergy summer safety tips are available at www.firstenergycorp.com/safety.