Gov. Malloy, power companies stress energy conservation during heat wave

Gov. Dannel Malloy and local power companies are urging residents to conserve energy as southwestern Connecticut braces for the sixth day of a historic heat

BRIDGEPORT - Gov. Dannel Malloy and local power companies urged residents to conserve energy as southwestern Connecticut endured the sixth day of a historic heat wave today.

They said the state is facing record demand, and the high use of air conditioners is putting a strain on the power grid.

United Illuminating says people can conserve energy by setting their AC to a slightly higher temperature, and turning off lights and appliances when they are not being used.

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