Beat the Peak
In June, we are rolling out Beak the Peak, a free and voluntary program to assist in keeping our rates affordable. The cost of electricity to all utilities is driven by the weather. Peaks occur when many people use electricity at once, typically during summer afternoons and winter mornings. During these peaks, Four County’s power cost is much higher.
But you can help! By signing up to receive Beat the Peak alerts, our members can help keep rates affordable. Participating members will be notified by text message, voice alert or email for upcoming peak usage periods. These periods occur most often between 6am-9am in the winter and 4pm-7pm in the summer. And they don’t occur every day. We anticipate that these periods will only occur 3-5 times per month, depending upon the temperatures. When you receive an alert, we ask that you reduce your usage during the peak hours.
Simple steps can make a big impact:
- Adjust your thermostat three degrees (up in the summer and down in the winter)
- Delay using major appliances (dishwashers, washers, dryers)
- Postpone hot water use
- Turn off unnecessary lights
It’s that easy. To participate, please fill out the form below or call us at 1-888-368-7289. Together, we can Beat the Peak!