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Public Power Team Working to Keep Consumers Cool


June 14, 2022-Hot temperatures across the area are placing additional demands on the power system, and Benton County Electric System’s team members are working hard to ensure you remain safe and cool.

Until the temperatures moderate residents can help reduce their future power bills and help ensure continued reliable power for the area by taking a few simple actions:

  • Turning the thermostat up a degree or two makes a big difference. Setting your thermostat just one degree higher can save up to 3 percent on your power bill. A setting of around 75 is the “sweet spot” to maximize your savings. BCES encourages you to raise your thermostat 5 degrees. Benton County Electric System is taking its own advice and has raised the thermostats in all of our facilities.
  • Delay using heat-producing appliances like stovetops, ovens, and dryers during peak demand periods, typically between 6 and 9 o’clock in the evening hours. Use the microwave or grill outside to keep the kitchen cooler.
  • Close window coverings on the sunny side of the house to block sunlight during the warmest parts of the day.

Additional energy saving tips for keeping your house comfortable and lowering power bills all year long can be found on our website, BCES Facebook page, or

During extreme temperatures, don’t forget to check on relative, friends, and neighbors to ensure their safety. Pets and livestock will also need a helping hand to remain safe.

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For any questions, please contact Benton County Electric System @ 731-584-8251,

BCES Public Power Strong; One Pole, One Customer at a Time.

Scott Owens,

General Manager

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