Beat the Peak

As a CEC member, you’re in a unique position to help keep rates low! CEC can reduce its total power-supply costs and minimize the power cost borne by you, the member.

When Are Peak Periods?

Delay or avoid the use of electric energy during these peak periods:

  • Summer months (May thru September) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Winter months (October thru April) from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m

What to Expect When a Peak Situation Exists

  • When the Cooperative determines that a peak situation exists, members will be notified by e-mail.
  • Because most peaks are weather related, we do not know on which day the peak will occur.

Ways You Can Help

  • Turn your thermostat up in the summer (or down in the winter) by 3 degrees during peak periods.
  • Turn off dehumidifiers.
  • Turn off swimming pool pumps.
  • Delay taking showers or using hot water.
  • Avoid doing laundry, running the dishwasher, and using other major appliances.
  • Turn off unnecessary lights or appliances.
  • Cook dinner on the grill or use counter top appliances, like a Crock-Pot, rather than the oven.

Make a Difference

The more participating members we have, the better for the Cooperative in general. Energy prices are very high during peak periods and that impacts the power-supply cost to every member. If we all become more energy aware and make a few modifications in the way and when we use energy, we can make a difference.