Peak Alert

Co-Mo is calling for a peak alert the morning of Feb 12, 13 and 14

Co-Mo Connect Powered by Co-Mo Electric Cooperative is calling for a peak alert from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 12, 13 and 14.

Peak alerts are not a notice of a power shortage. They are simply a load-management effort used to reduce the demand for electricity and keep members’ cost of power as low as possible. By keeping high electrical demand levels to a minimum, cooperative members reap the benefit, in the form of a lower cost of power.

Peak alert announcements are one method Co-Mo uses to inform its members that electric load levels are high. Peak alert times are temperature dependent. As the temperature gets very hot or cold, the likelihood of a peak alert increases.

Aaron Bradshaw, CEO of Co-Mo Connect Powered by Co-Mo Electric, said members should try to do things that conserve energy, such as lower their thermostat three degrees in the winter to help curve the demand for electricity.

“Anything that you can do to help limit the use of electricity during these periods is very helpful,” he said. “By working together, we can lower the demand for electric power. This teamwork is a win-win for the membership and the cooperative as the Cooperative consistently works towards the goal of keeping the cost of power as low as possible.”

Cooperative members can also make efforts to reduce their energy use by making energy-efficiency improvements to their homes. A list of free and low-cost tips can be found at Co-Mo’s website, www.co-mo.coop.

Peak Alert Fun Facts!

By lowering your thermostat by one degree, the average homeowner will see a 3% reduction in usage over the period of a month!

A good rule of thumb is that for every kilowattt hour saved, you have saved a dime!

There are some simple steps you can make to reduce your energy use by making energy-efficiency improvements to your home! A list of free and low-cost tips can be found at Co-Mo’s website, www.co-mo.coop.

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