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SDG&E continues "Reduce Your Use"

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - With the hot weather persisting, San Diego Gas & Electric urged customers to reduce their electricity use Tuesday and offered a bill credit as an incentive.

SDG&E set a "Reduce Your Use" day due to increased energy demands and continued high temperatures. The National Weather Service said temperatures could reach 108 in the deserts.

Customers are being asked to reduce the strain on the electric grid between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Ways to do so include raising the thermostat four to six degrees, not using major appliances, turning off pool pumps, and unplugging unused chargers and power strips, according to Allison Zaragoza of SDG&E.

Customers can earn a 75-cent credit for each kilowatt hour saved. More than 500,000 customers participated in the utility's first "Reduce Your Use" event Aug. 9 and earned a credit of $2 on average, Zaragoza said.

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