Columbia-based Boone Electric crew members in the field on June 15, 2022 (photo courtesy of Boone Electric's Meredith Hoenes)

Boone Electric asking customers to conserve energy

Columbia-based Boone Electric crew members in the field on June 15, 2022 (photo courtesy of Boone Electric’s Meredith Hoenes)

Columbia-based Boone Electric Cooperative is warning its members in six mid-Missouri counties that energy supplies could be tight today (Thursday) and tomorrow, and they’re asking members to conserve energy both days.

Boone Electric is citing information from Associated Electric Cooperative, their power supplier.

The cooperative notes we’ve seen an unseasonably hot weather pattern and that there are projections of declining wind power today and tomorrow. They suggest members raise their thermostat a few degrees, and to limit the use of large appliances like dishwashers. They also have other tips for residents, to save energy and money.

Boone Electric has more than 30,000 members in Boone, Audrain, Callaway, Howard, Monroe and Randolph counties. The cooperative says its members made a difference by conserving energy during the major winter storm in February 2021.

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