By KTUU News Staff
Channel 2 News
10:21 AM AKST, November 6, 2012
On Halloween eve, Alaskans took part in an energy conservation drill that reduced the amount of natural gas used by 1.5 percent, according to the Municipal of Anchorage.
The Mayor’s office said residents in Anchorage, Mat-Su, and Kenai were asked to limit energy use for two hours last week.
The drill was used to gauge how much energy could be saved during a gas delivery shortfall.
If a real shortfall situation occurred, communities would be asked to turn the thermostat to 65 degrees, postpone laundry and dishes, lowering the water heater to warm and minimizing the use of gas ranges and turning off unnecessary lights and electronics.
“These numbers prove we have been largely successful in communicating the challenges associated with gas deliverability in Cook Inlet,” said Mayor Sullivan in news release.
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