Electricity Use Reduction Recommendation
Monday, July 18, 2016
From 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Today – Monday, July 18 – temperatures are expected to be in the nineties. There is a high probability that an hour between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. today will end up as one or more 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) 287-9494
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.