Vera Power and Water has no plans for rolling blackouts, but warns of unplanned outages

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SPOKANE, Wash. — Vera Water and Power is not planning any rolling outages amid the heatwave, but said the high temperatures could cause unplanned outages. 

The utility company said it is monitoring the electric distribution system and that the expected record-breaking temperatures may cause the system to overload.

Customers are asked to conserve energy, especially between noon and 8 p.m. Vera also asked customers to refrain from watering their yards between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m, which is the time of peak water demand. They recommend watering yards from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. or between 7-9 a.m. 

All local power companies are dealing with strain on the system and are asking customers to conserve energy as much as possible. Kootenai Electric announced Tuesday morning that it was not planning to have rolling outages, but that was subject to change depending on how the day progressed.

Avista has already implemented rolling outages for areas where the system is strained the most.

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