ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo directed state agencies to limit electricity usage due to the heat and humidity.
According to the governor’s office, agencies have been directed to turn off lights, raise air conditioning temperatures, close window shades, power down unused computers, printers, and other electrical devices.
“This extreme heat has led to near-record electricity usage and has placed significant demands on our entire grid,” Governor Cuomo said. “As temperatures remain high, I’m once again directing state agencies to take steps to conserve energy and reduce demands on the system. I encourage all New Yorkers to do the same.”
Gov. Cuomo is also encouraging local public officials, municipalities, and the public to follow suit.