Peak hours take place on certain days in the months of June through September between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. when CEC’s demand peaks. Peak Alerts take place on weekdays when we experience the highest temperatures.
Peak usage (demand) is the maximum amount of energy used during one specific hour of time. For example, when you turn on the oven and stove, bump the air down a few degrees and throw some laundry in the washer, all while the kids are playing video games and watching TV, you’re demanding energy from at least five different sources at the same time.
If you’re consuming all of this energy during peak hours – when other members are too – that means your co-op also consumes the energy. Limiting your energy use during these hours helps the co-op save and in turn could help keep rates low.
When everyone co-operates, everyone benefits. That’s the power of co-op membership.
CEC will send an email notification the morning of a day when a peak day is expected. Sign up to receive notifications by clicking here.