City Water, Light and Power may be cutting back the flow of electricity voluntarily due to high usage during this heat wave. The Midwest Independent System Operator regulates the flow of electricity over an 11-state region of the electric grid – which includes Springfield. They're coordinating with its members for the possibility of energy reduction.
Should that happen, there are several ways customers can reduce electric demand, including turning the air conditioner thermostat up two degrees, use minimal lighting, and disconnect home appliances not in use.
For more information on reducing electric usage, visit CWLP’s Facebook page, or call 789-2070.