Xcel Energy Shutdowns

Dear Parents,
The Cannon Falls Area Schools has a money saving cooperative agreement with our local electric utility provider, Xcel Energy. During periods of peak energy consumption, Xcel may ask us to shut down our energy usage(close the schools). This notice may be given only hours ahead of time...much like a snow emergency in the winter. If that is the case, we will follow our normal procedures for sending kids home early (like a snow emergency).
Given that we could experience such weather conditions during hot weather, we ask that all parents/guardians be aware of this possibility and listen to our local radio stations. This information will NOT be carried on any of the Twin Cities television stations. Thank you for your cooperation.
Jeff Sampson