VEC Asking Members to Conserve Electricity Today and Tomorrow
Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is encouraging members to conserve electricity today (Monday) and tomorrow (Tuesday) from 5-10 pm each evening as high temperatures continue to blanket New England.
“When VEC can reduce the cost to buy and transmit electricity when there is peak demand across the regional grid, it helps control electricity rates for all co-op members over the long term,” said Jake Brown, VEC Energy Services Planner.
Members can help “beat the peak” by:
- Delaying the use of major appliances like dishwashers, washing machines, clothes dryers, pool pumps etc., until the peak period has passed
- Reducing the use of air conditioning as much as safely possible (Consider pre-cooling your home before the peak period)
- Turning off lights and powering down other devices that are not in use
Members who have electric vehicles can have a large impact by not charging during these hours, too.
For more information visit https://vermontelectric.coop/beat-the-peak or call 800-832-2667.