Energy Savings

Power Rush Hour: new winter peak times

Shift your electric use outside the times of 5-8 a.m. and 4-7 p.m.

September was the final month of peak season — the four summer months when PEC members’ energy use determines the cooperative’s transmission costs for the following year. But Power Rush Hour isn’t over: Good energy use habits last a lifetime.

Remember to keep shifting your use all year long. Winter has different peak times from summer. Steer away from using these major appliances from 5-8 a.m. and 4-7 p.m.


Lower your thermostat setting a few
degrees during peak hours, and open the shades to take advantage of the sun’s warmth.




Run this appliance outside of peak hours. You can also save by turning off the heat dry feature.






Run your washing machine and dryer mid-day or after 7 p.m. Washing in cold water and air-drying laundry can help, too.







Install a timer that turns your water heater off during hours you’re not likely to use hot water.

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