Did you know that during peak times of 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the extremely hottest and coldest days, electricity costs more?
If you can lower your family’s electric use during peak hours, you can help keep our electric rates stable. Please try to shift your use of electricity to earlier or later in the day during hot days (and the coldest winter days). Make sure to turn off things that are not in use or not necessary. Here are some simple ways you can help:
- Put off laundry until after the peak period
- Avoid running the dishwasher until after the peak period
- Wait to shower
- Avoid using major appliances
- Adjust the thermostat just 2-5 degrees
Peak alerts will be announced on local media, on Midwest Electric's social media pages, and by text or email. If you know hot or cold weather is coming, be on the lookout for updates from us regarding peak alerts.
This is an opportunity for all our members to save money. By conserving during peak times, you help keep rates low!
Our load management programs, including peak alerts and radio control switch programs (Cool Returns and water heaters), save the cooperative over $500,000 a year in power supply costs! Learn more about peak alerts by watching the video below.