'Energy Watch' Asks Residents to Cut Back on Power Use


     Kenai Peninsula residents will be asked to cut back on their energy use Tuesday. In a scheduled test of the “Energy Watch” system, the public will be asked to practice energy use reduction on Tuesday, from 6 to 8 p.m., in order to gauge how much natural gas can be saved through conservation efforts.

     The plan is a collaborative effort between the Municipality of Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula Borough, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and regional utility organizations, including Homer Electric Association.

     The campaign is designed to focus on actions residents can take to reduce energy use during the winter if and when natural gas delivery pressures drop low enough to warrant concern.