VEC Asking Members to Trim Electricity Use Tomorrow and Thursday
Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is encouraging members to conserve electricity tomorrow evening (Wednesday) and Thursday evening as demand for electricity across New England is expected to spike because of high temperatures.
Specifically, VEC asks members to conserve electricity both evenings from 5-10 pm.
“When VEC can reduce the cost to buy and transmit electricity during these ‘peak’ periods, 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)
• 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/b... or call 800-832-2667.