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Electricity demand peaks from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays. It’s tough to ask members to cut back during this time—you’re home from work, starting dinner, watching television, and doing laundry. However, 45% of the ECI REC wholesale power bill is related to the demand you create during this time. ECI REC could pay up to $15.31 per kilowatt (kW) for the power we draw during peak hours. When you choose to delay using electricity from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., you can help your Cooperative save a great deal of money.
Here’s how you can help during peak hours:
Use the energy you need, but use it wisely! You’ll help your Co-op avoid building expensive new power plants—and that, in turn, will help keep your electric rates stable.