Albertans Asked To Conserve Energy During Extreme Cold Wave | The Canadian News

Albertans are asked to consider ways to conserve energy during extreme cold weather.

The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO), which manages and operates the provincial power grid, declared an Energy Emergency Alert Level 2 at 7:30 pm Monday.

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The AESO said that “extreme weather affecting the operations of some generation facilities” prompted the move.

A level 2 energy emergency alert means that the system is using reserves.

“With extreme cold plaguing some generation facilities, you can help by turning off the lights in your vacation home early tonight,” AESO suggested in a tweet.


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At around 2 am Tuesday, AESO said it had returned to “normal network conditions.”

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However, the operator asked Albertans to consider how they can help conserve energy through the cold snap, including:

  • Turn off unnecessary lights and electrical appliances
  • Minimize the use of air conditioning / heaters.
  • Delay the use of major energy-consuming appliances, such as washers, dryers, and dishwashers, until after the 4:00 p.m. rush hour. M. At 7:00 p. M.
  • Use cold water to wash clothes (most of the energy used is used to heat the water). Only works with full charges also helps
  • Cook with your microwave, slow cooker, or toaster oven instead of the stove
  • Limit the use of kitchen or bathroom fans.
  • Use motion detector lights in storage areas, garages, and outdoors when possible
  • Work on a laptop instead of a desktop computer (laptops are more energy efficient than desktop units).

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Environment Canada had all of Alberta and most of British Columbia and Saskatchewan, along with parts of Manitoba and Ontario, under extreme cold weather warnings.

Wind chill can range from -40 C to -55 C in Edmonton and Calgary, the agency said. The extreme cold could linger into next week, the agency added.

Environment Canada issued the extreme cold warning for all of Alberta on Sunday.


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Apartment building in downtown Calgary evacuated during cold snap


Apartment building in downtown Calgary evacuated during cold snap

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