June 1 marks the beginning of our Beat the Peak program. Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) will issue radio and website announcements asking members to reduce electric use when demand is highest on hot, humid weekday afternoons.
By decreasing electricity used during high-demand periods -- when prices are at their highest -- everyone can help stabilize future power costs for all members.
When you hear the announcement that it's a Peak Day on the radio, please turn off non-essential electric items, especially dehumidifiers and pool pumps, and set your air conditioner five degrees higher.
Avoiding peak energy costs is the perfect reason to put some chores on hold -- at least until power demand dips.
Small adjustments in when, where, and how you use electricity do make a difference in energy costs during high-demand periods.
Peak announcements occur in the summer months from June to September in the afternoon, usually between 1 and 7 p.m.
So -- help us Beat the Peak!
With everyone's help, CEC can keep energy costs down.
To learn more about our Beat the Peak program, please click here.