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Posted on: July 1, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Possibility of Peak Electricity Demand

Help reduce the summer peak demand for electricity.  The current weather forecast and predictions from New England's electric grid operator indicate a peak electricity day Monday July 2nd AND Tuesday July 3rd from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. is LIKELY, especially Tuesday. We will provide an update to the forecast at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Monday morning. See below tips for reducing usage during the peak.

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 lights anywhere they are not needed and dimming others if they are dimmable
•           postponing use of pool pumps, dryers, washing machines, and other appliances
•           reducing plug load by turning off computers, televisions,
•           planning a picnic supper, or cooking dinner on the grill
•           If you own an electric vehicle, not charging it during a peak demand event
•           Pre-cooling your home, if you are there, with you’re A/C and then letting it coast without A/C until after the peak demand event
•           Using fans instead of or in addition to A/C as fans use much less electricity than air conditioning
•           Closing blinds on windows facing the sun
•           Using smart power strips to turn off multiple devices with one touch
•           Getting an energy assessment for your home or business to see if there are more electricity-saving opportunities.  Find out more information here:

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