Arctic blast to affect Appalachian Power customers

Appalachian Power is preparing for heavy electricity demand as forecasters predict a winter storm to blanket the service territory with up to 6 inches of snow and bring single-digit temperatures beginning January 21.

 “Our system is designed to handle customers’ electricity demand in both hot and cold temperature extremes,” said Phil Wright, Appalachian Power’s vice president of distribution operations. “Our engineering staff has reviewed equipment where we could have load problems and is taking action as needed.”

When the temperatures plummet, demand for electricity often goes up as customers turn up the thermostat to counter the bitter cold. During such times, consumers can take simple, voluntary energy efficiency steps to help conserve energy to ensure adequate power supplies for everyone and lesson the likelihood that service will be interrupted.

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