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Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) is launching a
“Beat the Peak” campaign with a voluntary
call to action for energy awareness among
members to reduce electricity usage between
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on our hottest
days in the summer and 6:00 a.m. to 9:00
a.m. on our coldest days in the winter. It
is during these times that our region uses
the greatest amount of electricity. Beat the
Peak is a voluntary program that encourages
our members to conserve or limit energy
usage during peak demand times when your
Cooperative is purchasing power at higher
market prices and generating at times of
higher fuel costs.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
A “Beat the Peak” email message will
be sent when our electric usage is near its
peak due to extreme temperatures. The email
message will be sent a day in advance and
ask that you voluntarily conserve energy at
this time to help keep your rates low.
Remember, the cost of electricity during
peak times is much higher compared to times
of normal electrical demand. By limiting the
amount of power used during these peak
high-priced energy periods, the Cooperative
can reduce its total power costs and pass
those savings on to you.
you receive the message, you can divert electric usage by:
• Raising Your Thermostat Three (3) Degrees
• Delaying Major Appliance Usage
• Delaying Hot Water Usage
Demand and energy costs for
electricity are significantly increasing.
During high cost “Peak” energy periods
high-priced fuels are used to meet our
needs. Energy produced from these sources
significantly impacts the cost of your
electricity as well as generates more green-
house gas emissions during the worst period
possible. The key to curbing these trends is
to reduce the amount of energy we use,
especially during peak times. Your
Cooperative cannot do this alone.
NEED YOUR HELP! Together we can “Beat the
Peak” by using our electricity wisely.
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