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Posted on: July 19, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Peak Demand Possible Thursday or Friday

Possible peak demand Thursday or Friday between 4pm and 7pm. Take steps to help lower your electric costs!

You might consider reducing your electricity use between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. this Thursday, and Friday. Here are some tips to help you:

•           turn your A/C up a few degrees
•           turn off lights anywhere they are not needed and dim others if they are dimmable
•           postpone use of pool pumps, dryers, washing machines, and other appliances
•           reduce plug load by turning off computers, televisions, etc.
•           Cook dinner on the grill or have a picnic supper
•           Do not charge an electric vehicle during a peak demand event
•           Pre-cool your home and then let it coast without A/C until after the peak demand event
•           Use fans instead of or in addition to A/C as fans use much less electricity than air conditioning
•           Close blinds on windows facing the sun
•           Use smart power strips to turn off multiple devices with one touch
• Get an energy assessment for your home or business to see if there are more electricity-saving opportunities. Find out more information by visiting our energy efficiency website

Together we can reduce the summer peak demand for electricity on New England’s electrical grid!

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