Cuomo urges New Yorkers to unplug during heatwave
Jul 08, 2016 12:03 am
The Hudson Valley is in the midst of a heatwave with temperatures in the 90s. On July 6 Governor Andrew Cuomo directed the New York State Department of Public Service to closely monitor statewide energy usage due to those high temperatures and extra fans and air conditioners plugged in this week. Cuomo also directed the department to investigate the cause of an unexpected shut down of the Indian Point 2 nuclear plant on July 6, which was not heat-related. The governor's press statement said, "residential and business consumers are encouraged to seek ways to reduce their energy usage, where possible. To help lower demand, Governor Cuomo has directed that all state agencies immediately lower their energy usage by turning off lights, raising air conditioning temperatures, closing window shades, and powering down unused computers, printers, and other electrical devices."