Peak Alert

“PEAK ALERT”

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.