APS, Tucson Electric Power ask customers to cut power use until 8 p.m.


Arizona Public Service Co. and Tucson Electric Power on Tuesday asked customers to voluntarily reduce how much electricity they use from 3-8 p.m. to prevent blackouts like those in California the past week.

Arizona Public Service Co. and Tucson Electric Power on Tuesday asked customers to voluntarily reduce how much electricity they use from 3-8 p.m. to prevent blackouts like those in California the past week.

Among the recommendations is to turn thermostats no lower than 80 degrees, turn off unnecessary lights and don’t use big appliances like pool pumps during those hours.

The move comes as California utility customers were told they likely would experience rolling blackouts on Tuesday.

The heat wave in the Southwest has already cooked up the hottest summer on record for Phoenix.



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