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Electricity Use Reduction Recommendation

Jun 22, 2018


Electricity Use Reduction Recommendation
Monday, June 18, 2018
From 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m

Today – Monday, June 18 – temperatures are expected to be in the nineties. These high temperatures could impact your Capacity Peak Load Contribution (PLC) and future electricity costs. There is a high likelihood that an hour between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 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).

Tomorrow  – Tuesday, June 19 – although current forecasts are for a lower system load on Tuesday (vs. Monday), there is a moderate likelihood that an hour between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday will also end up as one of the five highest peak loads of the year.  

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 reduce, whenever possible, your electricity usage from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. today (Monday) and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow (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, 2019 to May 31, 2020).

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

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
Salvatore Ritorto  (908) 616-0520
Jaison Staab  (330) 721-1648

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

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