In light of the recent power outages in South Tillamook County, Tillamook PUD is asking customers in this area to conserve energy usage during morning hours, if possible, until permanent repairs can be made at the Nestucca Substation.
A reduction in energy use during this time will help decrease the risk of overloading the electric system which would cause additional outages. Here are some quick ways customers can reduce usage:
- Lower your thermostat, making sure you are still comfortable with the temperature. To keep heat in, draw your curtains and keep exterior windows and doors closed as much as possible.
- If you have a large family, try to prepare for work and school in shifts instead of all at the same time.
- Turn off any lights or appliances that are not needed.
- When it is laundry time, make sure to have full loads and do laundry in the late morning or afternoons if possible.
We greatly appreciate your assistance as we work to repair the system. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience.