Due to forecasted high temperatures in the western part of the PJM region, Bryan Municipal Utilities has received notification to reduce local electric loads today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday, August 21, 2023), to avoid additional capacity and transmission charges from PJM and AEP, respectfully.

We request your assistance in reducing peak electric demands from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today in your areas or before you leave for the day. If you can simply turn off any unnecessary lights, air compressors, computers, or other electric-powered equipment, or set cooling thermostats to the highest comfortable temperature, it will also help.

BMU plans to operate the Bryan Power Plant generating units, Bryan Solar Field, and Auglaize Hydroelectric Plant during these peak demand periods. We will also interrupt the operation of the Water Department well pumps and water treatment plant and rely on the City’s two water towers to maintain system pressure. At the utility office, we will turn off unnecessary lights and electric-powered equipment and set cooling thermostats to the highest comfortable temperature.

Thank you,