Peak hours are the busiest times for your local electric cooperative, since many people are using electricity at the same time. In addition, it costs your co-op more to generate electricity when demand soars during peak periods – and the cost of your electricity also may rise. Obviously, using less electricity during peak periods can save your co-op – and you – money.
Here’s how you can help during peak hours, which generally are on the hottest summer days between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.:
Be aware of your energy consumption, and try to get in the habit of using energy efficiently year-round.
Use the energy you need, but use it wisely! You’ll help your co-op avoid building expensive new power plants – and that, in turn; will help keep your electric rates stable.