Electricity Use Reduction Recommendation
Monday, June 20, 2016
From 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Today – Monday, June 20 – temperatures are expected to be in the nineties. There is a high probability that an hour between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. will end up as one of the five highest peak loads of the year. These high temperatures could impact the cost of your Capacity Peak Load Contribution (PLC).
On June 1 of every year, each building is assigned a PLC number by your utility. Your PLC is based on your peak usage during the five hours of the prior year with the highest system demand. (Note: The selected hours come from five different 24-hour periods.) Peak usage generally occurs on the five hottest days of the year – and your usage this summer will affect the PLC for next summer.
We recommend that you also reduce, whenever possible, your electricity usage from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. today. Your PLC can influence 10-30% of your electricity bill, so by lowering your PLC this summer you will be able to reduce your PLC and overall electricity costs for a full twelve-month period starting next summer (June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018).
If you have any questions, please call your account manager listed below:
Julio Astorga (703) 287-9493
Nipa Clark (410) 628-4314
Jamie DiBartolo (856) 872-7194
Diane Ekonomou (703) 793-7513
Rich Felton (717) 568-8955
Les Lewis (410) 628-4303
Laurie Muldoon (410) 628-4304
Don Ottensman (610) 687-3800
Kent Peterson (703) 287-9496
Karen Pinder-McDuffie (410) 628-4302
Olga Riggs-Miller (703) 287-9498
Pio Scarano (703) 287-9495
Joe Sefiane (412) 980-9762
Jaison Staab (330) 721-1648
These conditions change periodically and we will send updates as information becomes available.