Appalachian Power is preparing for heavy electricity demand as snow begins to blanket the service territory with up to 6 inches of snow today and single-digit temperatures tonight. According to an AEP press release, when the temperatures plummet, demand for electricity often goes up as customers turn up the thermostat to counter the bitter cold. During such times, consumers can take simple, voluntary steps to help conserve energy to ensure adequate power supplies for everyone and lesson the likelihood that service will be interrupted: For a list of energy saving tips, visit: