Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 22:55:23 -0700 (PDT)
From: J Reyes-Montblanc firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: [CB9M Chair's Blog] 7/31/2006 Another Emergency Electric Curtailment Event Now Being Called for August 1st, the CCPB expects the same for 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2006
To: CB9M General Distribution A-1 NYC-CB9M@juno.com
CB9M has received advised from the Cooperative Coalition to Prevent Blackouts (CCPB) to the fact that the NYS Independent System Operator (ISO) has called an Emergency Electricity Curtailement Event for TOMORROW 1st August 2006 from 12:00am to 7:00pm. The CCPB also expect the same to be called for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th August 2006 as temperatures are expected to continue to soar above the 90 degrees and some days over 100 degrees.
Please reduce electric consumption in the building's public spaces, apartments, commercial spaces and raise the temperature thermostat of your air conditioners, refrigerators and turn-off all non-essentials. Please encourage your neighbors to do the same.We are sure that you have seen all the electric power problems being reported on the news not only about New York City but the tri-state area as well, so this is a very serious current situation and jointly our individual efforts will help alleviate the problem and avoid possible major blackout(s) in New York City and elsewhere.
Ø In the Event of a Curtailment:
o Cooperative buildings Laundry Room should be closed for duration of the emergency.
o Lighting in public areas should be Reduced
Ø During the Curtailment please refrain from using unnecessary electric devices in your apartments such as :
o Air Conditioners (especially)
o Dishwashers, Clothes-washers
o Toasters, Toaster ovenso Irons, Hair Dryers
o Vacuum Cleaners
o Non-essential Lighting
o Kitchen and Bathroom exhaust fans
o Raise the Thermostat of the Refrigerator and raise the Air Conditioner(s) to 78 degrees
The Board Office will be Open and is a Designated Cooling Station for the District