Electricity Use Reduction Recommendation
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - From 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - From 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 and Wednesday, August 21, 2019
– High temperatures could impact your Capacity Peak Load Contribution (PLC) and future electricity costs. There is a possibility that an hour between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on one or both of those days will end up as one of the five highest PJM peak loads of the
year. Customers wanting to ensure they catch all five peaks should consider reducing electricity consumption during those hours.
Effective June 1 of every year, each electricity account is assigned a PLC number by its utility. This number is based on the peak usage, which is calculated using five hours from the prior year with the highest PJM system demand, excluding holiday weekdays
and weekends. (Note: The selected hours come from five different 24-hour periods.) Peak usage generally occurs on the five hottest days of the year – and
this summer's usage will affect the PLC for next summer.
We recommend that, whenever possible, you reduce your electricity usage from
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 20 and Wednesday, August 21. 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, 2020 to May 31, 2021).
If you have any questions, please contact your sales representative.
These conditions change periodically and we will send updates as information becomes available.