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On-Peak Information



Did you know?

Six hours of each year
30 minutes of each month
causes 46% of GCEA's wholesale power bill

It’s called a demand charge and it occurs 75% of the time within 2 hours after sunset. 


What are on-peak hours?

On-peak is defined as the hours during the day when electricity is most used and more expensive.

GCEA's on-peak hours occur from 5pm to 10pm Monday through Saturday.


How to cut down on energy during the on-peak hours:

- Adjust your thermostat
   - Consider investing in a programmable thermostat
   - Program your thermostat to come on early enough to have your home warm by 5 pm

- Limit hot water use
   - Consider placing a timer on your water heater that will help shift energy load

- Use high-wattage appliances before or after the on-peak hours
   - Dryer​
   - Washer
   - Oven
      - Use a toaster oven instead
   - Stove top
   - use the delay on dishwasher

- use a crockpot to cook meals

- Consider doing laundry on Sunday when there is no peak time


By reducing your demand during peak hours along with other GCEA members, you can help us keep your electricity rates down long-term and reduce pollution in our environment.


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