When you Use Energy Matters
Did you know when we use electricity can be as important as how much electricity we use?
Power Down 4 to 9 p.m.
When demand goes up, energy availability goes down. It’s on us to use less energy from 4 to 9 p.m. to optimize our energy use during peak times.
Why does it matter?
By moving some of our energy use to certain times of day, we can align our usage to when energy is more abundant to help protect our state.
What is Time-of-Use?
TOU plans provide an opportunity to help manage costs; giving you more control to save energy, reduce your expenses, and even help the environment.
Here are a few things you can do to get started
It doesn't take much to make a difference.
- Turn off lights you aren't using Indoor and outdoor lighting consume a lot of electrictity. Switch things off when not needed, especially during peak hours.
- Do more during the day Do household chores, like laundry, cooking, and washing dishes, before 4 p.m. when electricity is cheaper and energy is more abundant.
- Adjust your thermostat Adjust your thermostat a few degrees during peak times in the summer to 78 or highter to save money and reduce emissions.
- Unplug and Get out after 4 p.m. Get connected with nature and/or excercise. WE all need to take action and use energy more wisely to help fight climate change.