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Electricity Use Reduction Recommendation

Jul 18, 2017



Electricity Use Reduction Recommendation
Tuesday, July 18 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Moderate)
Wednesday, July 19 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (High)
Thursday, July 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Very High)
Friday, July 21 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (High)

Today through Friday – Tuesday, July 18 through Friday, July 21 – temperatures are expected to be in the nineties. There is a high likelihood that an hour between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday and betweeen 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday will end up as one or more of the five highest peak loads of the year, with the relative likelihood of each day noted above (e.g., Moderate to Very High). These high temperatures could impact the cost of your Capacity Peak Load Contribution (PLC). 

About 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.

Our Recommendation

We recommend that you also reduce, whenever possible, your electricity usage from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday. 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, 2018 to May 31, 2019).

If you have any questions, please call your account manager listed below:

Kenneth Antos (508) 612-4288
Julio Astorga (703) 287-9493
Tim Bagley (202) 997-8262
Nipa Clark (410) 209-2448
Jamie DiBartolo (856) 872-7194
Diane Ekonomou (703) 287-9494
Les Lewis (410) 209-2441
Laurie Muldoon (410) 209-2442
Kent Peterson (703) 287-9496
Karen Pinder-McDuffie (410) 209-2444
Olga Riggs-Miller  (703) 287-9498
Shawna Simcic  (724) 664-4120
Jaison Staab (330) 721-1648

These conditions change periodically and we will send updates as information becomes available.

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