Electricity Use Reduction Recommendation
Monday, August 21 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (moderate)
Tuesday, August 22 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (low/moderate)
Update: Due to forecast changes, we're revising our earlier recommendation as of 11 a.m. Monday, August 21.
Monday and Tuesday – Monday, August 21 and Tuesday August 22 – temperatures are expected to be elevated. There is a moderate likelihood that an hour between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday and a low/moderate likelihood that an hour between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday 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 reduce, whenever possible, your electricity usage from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. 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:
These conditions change periodically and we will send updates as information becomes available.