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Saddle Brook Police Department
Thursday July 18th, 2013 :: 12:27 p.m. EDT


PSE&G Issues Statement Regarding Heat Wave

PSE&G is monitoring weather conditions and has additional personnel on hand to handle any power interruptions as a result of the high heat and humidity. PSE&G's call centers also have extra personnel on duty to speak with customers.

PSE&G expects today's electric demand to reach 10,105 megawatts. The all-time peak demand of 11,108 megawatts was set on August 2, 2006.

PSE&G expects to have sufficient power supplies available to meet the increased demand for electricity as a result of the hot and humid weather. PSE&G also has made substantial investments in its transmission and distribution system to maintain reliability and safely meet the increased demand for electricity.

Here are some ideas that may help you manage your energy use during a heat wave:

If you have a programmable thermostat, set the times and temperatures to match your business' schedule.
Use your automatic setback thermostat to turn off the air conditioner at night.

Set the building's thermostat to 78F (26C) during business hours and 85F (29C) during unoccupied times.

Remove or unplug non-essential lighting.
Take advantage of "free" lighting during the day provided by the sun.
Ensure that bulbs, fixtures, lenses, lamps and reflective surfaces are cleaned regularly. By removing grease, dust and other dirt, you can increase the output of your lights.

HVAC Systems
Ensure the area around your air conditioning system is clean and free of debris.
Close the doors and vents in rooms and offices that are unoccupied.
Use ceiling fans that are equipped with a range of speeds. They cost a fraction to operate compared to a traditional HVAC system.

Office Equipment
Turn off machines when not in use.
Use large equipment during off-peak hours whenever possible.
Set energy-saving features on all office equipment to put them into sleep mode when not in use.

If you experience a power outage, please call PSE&G's Business Solutions Center: 1-855-249-7734 (1-855-BIZ-PSEG) . Customers who are registered with My Account can also report power outages online. To do so, Log In now or register.

Saddle Brook Police Department
63 Market Street
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 201-843-7000

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