Energy Savings

Shift and save during Power Rush Hour!

Use these tips from Professor Volt to prevent high electric bills

As the weather heats up this summer, Professor Volt and PEC want to help prevent high electric bills.

PEC's Professor Volt teaches Power Rush Hour.

By shifting your electric use outside 2 and 7 p.m. and conserving energy all day, you can help lower your electric bill and help us all avoid peak use times to beat Power Rush Hour. While it may be tempting to lower your thermostat to stay cool, there are other ways you can be comfortable, keep your electric bills low, and ease the demand on the state’s electric grid during Power Rush Hour.

Follow our tips to shift and save so you stay comfortable all summer long at


Avoid using electricity between 2-7 p.m.

  • Run dishes after 7 p.m.
  • Cool your home before 2 p.m.
  • Wash laundry outside of peak times


  • Set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher.
  • Use cold water for laundry.
  • Use a fan only when a room is occupied.

Learn more about peak electric use at