Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) For the second straight day, National Grid is asking customers in parts of Snyder, Amherst, Eggertsville and in an area near the Buffalo VA Medical Center to continue to reduce unnecessary electricity use as crews work around the clock to repair damaged electricity equipment at nearby substations. The request is being made as a precaution and includes a second call in as many days to about six thousand customers in the impacted areas requesting reduced usage.
“Electrical equipment can sometimes become stressed on the hottest summer days,” said National Grid Regional Director Ken Kujawa. “Adding to the stress the network experiences during such oppressively hot days is increased energy load, such as pool pumps and air conditioning units, which consume a lot of energy. With temperatures forecasted to be in the 90s, conserving energy and maintaining system reliability is important as we repair our equipment.
National Grid recommends some simple customer actions to help reduce demand on utility equipment and maintain system reliability.