What’s A Peak?
The amount of electricity that members of NHEC collectively use varies during the course of the year and even from hour to hour in a given day. But there are certain times when electricity usage spikes up as all members use more power at the same time. These high usage periods are called “peaks.” To control costs, we have to Go Beyond the Peak! and manage our demand.
Manage the Peak in Your House
When demand is projected to be unusually high, NHEC will ask you to voluntarily reduce your electric use for a few hours. When NHEC calls a Critical Peak Event, here’s how you can manage the Peak in you house:
- Set thermostats to 78 degree or higher for central a/c
- Limit the use of window a/c units
- Turn off lights, TVs, game consoles and computers
- Delay using dishwasher, washer & dryer
- Get outside-Cook outdoors
Participating in Peak Days is FREE and completely voluntary
- You will receive a notification from NHEC of a Critical Peak Event by 8pm the day before
- Critical Peak events will last no more than 5 hours and will be between Noon-8pm
- Critical Peak events will ONLY occur Monday-Friday, excludes weekends and certain holidays
- Critical Peak event will be limited to 15 per calendar year and will occur between June 1st-September 30th