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Customers asked to conserve energy, especially today

(Rolling Brown-outs a possibility)…Customers are urged to reduce energy use, especially this afternoon.

The Imperial Irrigation District says energy usage should be reduced today between 1-7 pm as hotter temperatures drive energy demand. IID Spokesperson Marion Champion says if energy usage is not reduced, IID may be forced to institute rolling brownouts. She said the IID system was at peak capacity Thursday afternoon and with hotter temperatures forecast this afternoon, they are asking all electrical customers to conserve. The IID Electrical grid sustained significant damage during a severe summer storm last week, and while the district has restored power to the area, Champion says it is important that the energy system is not overtaxed.