VEC Asking Members to Trim Electricity Use Monday

Staff Writer

Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is encouraging members to conserve energy Monday, June 18, between the hours of 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. This is when demand for electricity is expected to spike as a result of high temperatures throughout New England.
Here is what people can do to help “beat the peak” during those hours:
• Turn off all unnecessary lights.
• Delay the use of major appliances like dishwashers, washing machines, and clothes dryers until after the alert time has passed.
• Reduce use of air conditioning as much as safely possible.
During a peak period, VEC asks members to be generally conservative in their electricity use.
“When VEC can reduce the cost to buy and transmit electricity when demand is high across the region, it helps control rates over the long term,” said Jake Brown, VEC Energy Services Planner. “As a co-op, when one member saves, we all save."
VEC members who want to be notified directly when VEC anticipates a peak period can sign up to receive alerts by e-mail, text, or phone. Visit https://www.vermontelectric.coop/programs-services/beat-the-peak or call 800-832-2667.
About Vermont Electric Cooperative
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. Nationally recognized for innovative and advanced use of technology, VEC is the largest locally-owned electric distribution utility in Vermont. www.vermontelectric.coop

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