VEC Asking Members to Trim Electricity Use Tomorrow
Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is encouraging members to conserve electricity tomorrow (Thursday) evening as high temperatures roll into New England.
Specifically, VEC asks members to conserve electricity from 5-9 pm.
“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.