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Posted on: June 15, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Possible Peak Electricity Event

Help reduce the summer peak demand for electricity.  The Weather forecast indicates a peak electricity day Monday, June 18th from 3-7PM, is likely. High temperatures in Boston and Hartford may exceed 95°F. A rising dew point will make conditions uncomfortable.

Summer Demand hour chart

If you are able to reduce your electricity use during these hours, you can help reduce electricity costs to all CMLP customers. During these hours, you might consider:

  • turning up your A/C a few degrees
  • turning off some lights
  • postponing use of pool pumps, dryers, washing machines, and other appliances
  • planning a picnic supper, or cooking dinner on the grill
  • If you own an electric vehicle, do not charge it during a peak demand event
  • Pre-cool your home, if you are there, with you’re A/C 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

We will continue to send notifications the day before an anticipated event, but we may also send a same-day notification and post to Twitter and Facebook if we find there’s been a last-minute change to the forecasts on the day of the event.


Share your ideas. Do you have more ways to reduce electricity usage on peak demand days? Let us know by emailing your ideas to , and we’ll share your ideas.

Share the word. Follow CMLP on Twitter @CMLPmedia. Also, family and friends in Concord can subscribe to CMLP’s CAP Google Group by sending an email with the Subject and Body blank to: Google Groups will reply requesting verification of your request. This is a one-way email system so members can only receive emails from this site. We will try not to send out more than six notices during the summer season.

Thank you for participating in CMLP's CAP Google Group and helping to reduce the summer peak demand which help to keep Concord’s electric rates competitive.

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