Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is encouraging members to "Beat the Peak" by conserving energy on Monday, July 16 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. when demand for electricity is expected to peak due to weather conditions which are producing prolonged high temperatures in northern Vermont.
Here is what you can do to help "Beat the Peak":
Turn off all unnecessary lights
Delay use of major appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, and clothes dryers
Raise your thermostat 3 degrees
If VEC members can collectively "beat the peak" by conserving electricity during peak energy times, members can help control rising costs that impact rates. And as a cooperative, when one member saves, we all save. For more information about VEC's Beat the Peak program, visit our website at www.vermontelectric.coop/beat-the-peak