VEC asking members to trim electricity use Wednesday and Thursday

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VEC asking members to trim electricity use Wednesday and Thursday

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 12:09pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is encouraging members to conserve electricity tomorrow evening (Wednesday) and Thursday evening as demand for electricity across New England is expected to spike because of high temperatures.

Specifically, VEC asks members to conserve electricity both evenings from 5-10 pm.

“When VEC can reduce the cost to buy and transmit electricity during these ‘peak’ periods, it helps control electricity rates for all co-op members over the long term,” said Jake Brown, VEC Energy Services Planner. 

Members can help “beat the peak” by:

  • Delaying the use of major appliances like dishwashers, washing machines, clothes dryers, pool pumps etc., until the peak period has passed
  • Reducing the use of air conditioning as much as safely possible (Consider pre-cooling your home before the peak period) 
  • Turning off lights and powering down other devices that are not in use

Members who have electric vehicles can have a large impact by not charging during these hours, too.

For more information visit https://vermontelectric.coop/beat-the-peak or call 800-832-2667.

About VEC

Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC), established in 1938, is a non-profit, member-owned electric distribution utility that provides safe, affordable, and reliable electric service to approximately 32,000 members in 75 communities in northern Vermont. Committed to a 100 percent carbon-free power supply by 2023, VEC is nationally recognized for innovative and advanced use of technology. VEC largest locally-owned electric distribution utility in Vermont.  www.vermontelectric.coop

Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative 7.19.2022