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The Borough Requests Electric Customers to Voluntarily Reduce Energy Consumption 


As temperatures are expected to reach well into the 90s in the next few days, Zelienople electric customers are being asked to conserve power.

Borough officials note that there is nothing wrong with the electric grid at this time; we are just trying to take every avenue to reduce unexpected  higher costs for customers due to increased usage.

Zelienople customers are requested to voluntarily lower electricity usage during the peak period from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Wednesday, June 15.

Mr. Donald C. Pepe, Borough Manager for Zelienople, said, “There’s plenty of power available and the grid is in good shape, but if we can conserve during these peak hours, the Borough and customers can save on transmission and capacity costs by lowering usage during the peak demand will help keep the  electricity costs low.”

Customers can take simple conservation steps such as: shutting off lights when not needed; unplugging small appliances and electric chargers (especially those with small lights); raising the air conditioner thermostat a degree or two; closing curtains, drapes and blinds; doing laundry and other household chores requiring electricity during hours other than 3:00  PM through 5:00 PM; and turning off televisions, computers, and other electronic devices when not being used.

Mr.  Pepe has further stated, “As a municipal electric system, owned by its citizens and customers, it is contingent upon those same citizens and customers to keep the electric rates for themselves and all other customers of Borough of Zelienople as low as possible. Our citizens and customers have the opportunity to make a difference in their system and their rates by conserving energy during the periods stated for the upcoming days. As forecast dictates, we will most likely be asking our citizens and customers to again conserve energy when necessary.

We thank you for your cooperation.


Borough of Zelienople
111 West New Castle Street

Zelienople, PA 16063
(724) 452-6610 (phone)
(724) 452-6613 (fax)
(724) 453-4299 (after hours #)
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (M-F)
Office Open 9:00 am - 4:00 PM (M - F)

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