MGED is asking all customers to cut back at peak times starting today, Sunday, and at the same times tomorrow and Tuesday to help reduce some of the highest energy use this month. The heat and humidity, likely reaching over 90-degrees for all 3 days starting Sunday, will push air conditioning systems to their highest capacity. This is the third heatwave that will almost certainly impact the July demand peak. Even today and the next two days, when some people are working from home, air-conditioning could drive up energy use for the highest level this month. Please help us keep energy costs down for everyone by shaving energy use at the most expensive peak times.
- Cut back on any and all unnecessary activity that uses electricity between the hours of 1PM and 8PM. But devices powered by battery will not draw new energy. Just remember not to charge them during peak times.
- Dishwashing, clothes washing or anything that can be postponed until later in the evening will make a difference.
- Consider shutting down the dehumidifier during those hours.
- Raise the thermostat on your air conditioner to a higher temperature only if health permits or at least 2 degrees if possible. Every degree helps!
- Grill outside instead of using the stovetop.
Thank you for any help you can give.
Learn more about Peak Alerts and thank you for helping us all to bringing down the peak.