Power Rush Hour

It’s not just how much energy we use, but when we use it. Our Power Rush Hour program is all about lowering transmission costs by shifting energy use away from periods of high statewide energy use each day.

In our summer Power Rush Hour months (June through September), these peak times are between 2-6 p.m., and shifting energy use away from these times can help PEC save on transmission costs for the next year — a savings we pass through directly to our members.

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Form Good Habits with Year-round Shifting

Shifting energy use extends beyond the summer months — it’s a year-long behavior and a lifelong state of mind. Get in the habit of shifting now, and make next summer’s Power Rush Hour season a breeze.

In the winter, steer clear of using large appliances between the peak hours of 5-8 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. Learn more below.

What You Can Do

Tips to help you stay warm and keep your bill cool.

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What PEC is Doing

How our initiatives and programs are helping lighten the load.

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Transmission Costs

What it is, who determines it and where to find it on your bill.

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Peak Events

What they are, and how to know they’re coming.

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