Tweak Our Peak Alert issued for Berlin

The Town of Berlin Electric Department has issued a “Tweak Our Peak Alert” for Wednesday and Thursday.

They ask that all Berlin Electric customers conserve or limit energy usage between the hours of 2-6PM on Wednesday, September 7, and again on Thursday, September, 8, as this is when customers will be using the greatest amount of electricity.

The Tweak Our Peak program helps Berlin Electric, and its customers, save money. By cutting back on the amount of wholesale power purchased during these peak, high-priced periods, Berlin Electric can reduce its total wholesale power costs. Reductions in wholesale power costs are then passed through to the customers, in their monthly bills, in the Power Cost Adjustment (PCA).

Berlin customers can reduce their energy consumption during these peak periods by delaying the usage of major appliance such as dishwashers, washing machines and clothes dryers.

Other important steps customers can taken to lower their electric bills include waiting to use hot water, closing window shades, and adjusting thermostats up three degrees during these peak times.  For more energy saving tips, see the Berlin Electric Utility website.

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