Hutchinson Utilities Commission is asking customers to conserve energy today during this heat wave to help reduce demand on the power grid. This request comes from the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), which operates the energy market and controls electrical reliability for our region. MISO has issued a Level 2 Energy Emergency through 10:00 p.m. tonight. Please turn up your thermostat, delay the use of large appliances and shut off all unnecessary lights and equipment. Thank you for your cooperation! Updated information will posted if there is a time change.