With temperatures in north Iowa reaching the mid-90s for the second day in a row, MiEnergy Cooperative has issued a Peak Alert due to high demand for electricity on the regional grid.
MiEnergy is calling for electricity conservation from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. today (06.10) and is asking customers to shift electricity use to 6 p.m. or later today. The cooperative says elevated peak demand leads to higher energy costs, but members can help keep it stable and affordable with reducing usage accordingly during hot weather.
MiEnergy Cooperative, a member-owned electric distribution cooperative formed by the merger between Hawkeye REC of Cresco and Tri-County Electric Cooperative of Rushford, Minnesota serves customers in Chickasaw, Howard and Winneshiek counties in Iowa, plus small pockets bordering those counties. They also serve customers in Fillmore, Houston and Winona counties in Minnesota. Their customer base totals more than 18,700 members in northeastern Iowa and southeastern Minnesota.