Sea History 013 - Winter 1978-1979

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is tf\1ng to get more mileage out of the earths energy. We're trying several ways. First, by res_ponding to New York's energy needs with new facilities that make more efficient use of energy. We've retired older, less efficient power plants, built new ones and increased our ability to transmit power. We're trying, second, by a vigorous campaign to conserve energy. This is our eighth year of urging citizens to "Save A Watt," to conserve all forms of energy in all seasons. We suggest this to reduce adverse impact on the environment, and to help our customers save money on their fuel bills, as well as to ease the drain on diminishing energy supplies. Third, we have instituted a vigorous load management program to encourage customers to use power in all its forms during off-peak hours- that is, anytime on weekends or after 10 p.m. and before 10 a.m. on weekdays. Fourth, we have increased our spending nine-fold since 1969 on research and development to find new and better ways to produce and deliver electricity. With our modernized system, aggressive R&D program and strong energy conservation programs, we expect to be able to continue meeting the energy needs of New York City and Westchester, and to do so in ways conducive to a healthy environment.

~ conserve

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