A Message from Central Electric on Peak Alert Announcements

Help us “Beat the Peak” this summer. The hottest days create the highest demand for electricity. When demand for electricity is high - so is the price. When we reduce electric use during peak hours, we can reduce power costs for all members. 

Beat the Peak announcements take place on weekdays June through September between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

There are plenty of simple steps to take this summer to beat the peak. 

• Turn your air conditioner up five degrees higher than usual. 

• Run your dishwasher and do laundry early in the morning or later evening. 

• Schedule your pool pump to run during off-peak hours.

• Turn off dehumidifiers during the day.

• Cook dinner on the grill or use counter top appliances, like a Crock-Pot, rather than the oven.

• Turn off unnecessary lights and electronics that generate heat. 

• Shut blinds and curtains during the day to keep the sun from naturally warming up your home. 

With these adjustments you can help us beat the peak and save money! When everyone co-operates, everyone benefits. That’s the power of co-op membership.

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