Posted on June 14, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For Information Contact:
Town Administrator Laura Allen
Berlin Issues Tweak Our Peak Alert
Customers asked to reduce electric usage from 2 PM to 6 PM
Monday, June 18 through Wednesday, June 20, 2018
(June 14, 2018) — Due to increased temperatures and humidity levels, the Town of Berlin Electric Department is asking its customers to voluntarily conserve or limit energy usage from 2 PM to 6 PM on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, June 18-20, 2018. These hours are when our customers are typically using the greatest amount of electricity.
Peak times are when Berlin Electric is purchasing wholesale power at the highest prices.
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 passed through to the customers in their monthly bills in the Power Cost Adjustment (PCA).
Berlin customers can save money by reducing 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 take to lower their electric bills include delaying the use of 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 at http://berlinmd.gov/department/electric/.