Shift the Power and Conserve: WEC Asks Members to Reduce Energy Use 4 – 8 pm Tonight

WECNotices, Press Releases

July 20, 2022

Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc.
P.O. Box 8
40 Church Street
East Montpelier, VT 05651

East Montpelier, VTWashington Electric Cooperative encourages its members to reduce energy consumption this evening, Wednesday, July 20, 2022. With such high temperatures, the demand for electricity is expected to rise dramatically between 4 pm and 8 pm. Increased demand on the electrical grid means higher costs to you on your monthly bill and to the Co-op, as well as limitations on the renewable power we enjoy. You and the Co-op save money and resources when you help shift the power peak!

What you can do to conserve electricity:

  • Avoid using major appliances like washers and dryers, dishwashers, or power tools, and charging your EV until after the peak period
  • Turn off or unplug lights, appliances, and electronics not in use
  • Raise, not lower, the temperature of your air conditioner or heat pump
  • Open windows and use fans to circulate air
  • Cook with a toaster oven or grill outside, instead of using an electric stove or oven
  • Stay hydrated with plenty of water—both you and pets/livestock

About Washington Electric Cooperative:
Washington Electric Cooperative (WEC) is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric utility founded in 1939. WEC serves over 11,000 member-owners in 41 towns throughout Washington, Orange, Caledonia and Orleans counties with power generated from 100 percent renewable sources. WEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information, please visit or call 802-223-5245.