What can I do to lower my demand (and my electric bill)?

This new rate design gives members one more way to control their costs by making small changes in household activities. During peak hours avoid using major appliances like your dishwasher, heating and air conditioning systems, or washer and dryer at the same time.

Don't do this
Using your oven, washer, dryer dishwasher and water heater all at the same time during peak hours will incur a high electrical demand.
Do this
Instead, spread out usage, or shift it to off­-peak hours when you can.

Tips to consider:

  • Spread out the use of major appliances rather than running them at the same time.
  • Do laundry and other chores that require significant amounts of electricity mid-day, later in the evening, or on weekends.
  • Set timers to run your dishwasher, clothes dryer and other appliances outside of peak hours.
  • Purchase a programmable thermostat to reduce heating and air conditioning usage during peak hours.