Our members may hear from time to time our “PEAK ALERT” announcements on various radio stations, email notification or Facebook and Twitter notifications. Peak Alerts are not a notice of a power shortage, they are simply a load management effort used to reduce the demand for electricity and keep your cost of power as low as possible. By keeping high electrical demand levels to a minimum, our cooperative members capture the benefit, in the form of a lower cost of power.
Peak Alerts are likely to occur Monday – Friday from 3:00pm until 8:00pm on days that are extremely hot and humid. When you experience those severely extreme weather days, find small ways to lower your electricity such as:
• Raise your thermostat by just a few degrees in the summer.
• Turn off lights and appliances you aren’t using.
• Avoid using major appliances, such as dishwasher, washer and dryer from 3:00 – 8:00pm.
• Use outdoor grill to keep cooking heat outside.
By working together and using energy wisely will help to keep our costs down and the electric rates stable.