During peak hours, reduce energy use
Peak hours are the busiest times for your local electric cooperative, since many people are using electricity at the same time. In addition, it costs your co-op more to generate electricity when demand soars during peak periods--and the cost of your electricity also may rise. Obviously, using less electricity during peak periods can save your co-op--and you--money.
Here's how you can help during peak hours, which generally are on the hottest summer days between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.
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.