Weather forecasts are calling for extreme heat to continue throughout this week. We’re issuing a PEAK ALERT and encouraging HOEC members to reduce their electricity usage from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on July 6 through July 8. The extreme temperatures and longer run time on HVAC units could set a peak that affects power costs in the future.
We request that you use these ideas to minimize your household’s electric usage:
☀️ Turn up your thermostat a few degrees to minimize run time on your air conditioner.
☀️ Limit use of appliances for baking, laundry, and doing your dishes.
☀️ Use toasters, microwaves, and other smaller appliances to make your meals.
☀️ Unplug or turn off unused electronics, chargers, and lights.
Taking steps to decrease your electric usage at this time will help reduce the overall costs to your Cooperative.
For more information, see the Peak Alert page.