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Lower Your Electric Consumption from 4-8pm Today to Avoid the Use of Polluting Peaker Plants

July 9 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Today, on July 9, there is a good chance the electric grid may need to rely on dirty peaker plants to meet demand. Let’s do what we can to reduce that need.

Conserve electricity from 4-8pm:

  • Turn the air conditioner up a few degrees, or off if you can manage. Pro tip: “pre-cool” before peak time with the air conditioner, then use fans during peak time. (They use far less electricity.)
  • If you have a heat pump, don’t turn it off–just adjust the temperature by a few degrees.
  • Avoid running the dishwasher, washer, or dryer.
  • Unplug electric vehicles or set their charging timers to start after 8pm.

What else can you do? Download ISO-To-Go!

You can experience peak in real time, and see the effect of solar, if you download our grid operator’s cool ISO-To-Go app.