PEAK ALERT summer heat

Weather forecasts are calling for extreme temperatures and heat indexes today. We’re issuing a PEAK ALERT and encouraging HOEC members to reduce their electricity usage from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The extreme heat 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 large appliances for baking, laundry, and doing your dishes.
☀️ Use a toaster, microwave, or other small appliance (or an outdoor grill) 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 control future costs to you and your Cooperative.

For more information, see the Peak Alert page.