Beat the Peak encourages members to shift electric use away from the peak-use hours between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. every day from June through the end September. The price PEC pays for electricity rises sharply during those times, so Beat the Peak gives members the chance to help PEC reduce costs associated with power.
By working together, PEC and its members can Beat the Peak by reducing the power consumed during peak-demand hours. All it takes is making some simple changes at home, including:
- Raising the thermostat in your home by 3 degrees during peak hours.
- Shifting your use of hot water away from the peak-demand hours.
- Avoiding the use of major appliances between the peak hours of 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Together, small changes in how we use electricity can have a big impact on PEC’s power costs — and could reduce your electric bill..