Energy Commission Needs More Control and More Conservation

The state energy commission announced that it is moving forward with projects that will call on the state to have a tighter grip on energy resources during extreme heat and cold while also calling for more conservation efforts to keep energy as contained as possible. With the extreme heat and cold over the past sapping the energy reserves of the state, the Energy Commission is going ahead with plans that would keep users from overusing electricity and straining resources during extreme temperatures while also educating the public in conservation.

The commission is also calling for a more balanced mix of energy sources that range from coal-fired plants and nuclear power to wind and solar energy that has been on the rise over the past year. The commission believes this combination will keep the state power grid healthy as it tries to meet growing demands long into the future.