Columbiana leaders asking residents to conserve energy

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City officials say participation is not mandatory, but they would like everyone to take part

COLUMBIANA, Ohio (WKBN) – If everyone in Columbiana conserves energy for the next couple of days, they could get a lower energy rate.

It’s part of “Community Energy Savings Days,” which runs Monday and Tuesday between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

City leaders are asking everyone who can to participate. City manager Lance Willard said by lowering usage on the coldest and hottest days of the year, customers can help to keep electric rates lower in the future.

“Everybody knows it’s quite warm today and as you can imagine, everybody in the state and the region are using lots of power today, so the city of Columbiana is our own electric department and we want to reduce our footprint on the grid as much as we can,” said Willard.

Willard said the city was able to save around $100,000 last year.

Here is how you can help:

  • Raise your thermostat a few degrees
  • Unplug any electronics that aren’t in use
  • Turn off any lights that don’t need to be used
  • Use heavy appliances like washers and dryers after 7 p.m.

City officials say participation is not mandatory, but they would like everyone to take part.

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