'Beat the Peak' Alert Issued - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

'Beat the Peak' Alert Issued

Posted:
UNDATED- Because of today's warm temperatures, Delaware Electric Cooperative and Choptank Electric Cooperative are asking their  members to voluntarily conserve or limit energy usage between the hours of 1 and 4 p.m.

According to the co-ops, energy usage is expected to peak this afternoon. During times of peak energy usage, the co-ops said they will be purchasing power from the market at premium prices.

During "normal" load periods, the co-ops said they pay only pennies per kilowatt-hour for power. However, during "peak" demand or energy periods when the temperatures rise, the co-ops said they can pay up to $1 per kilowatt-hour and in turn, must pass these higher costs onto their members, which may have an impact on rates.

Between the hours of 1 and 4 p.m. today, the co-ops are asking their members to turn off all unnecessary lights and appliances that may not be needed. The co-ops are also asking their members to delay major appliance usage such as dishwashers, washing machines and clothes dryers and delay any hot water usage.

Other important steps to take might include closing window shades and turning the thermostat up a few degrees during these "peak" times.


  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Division of Fish and Wildlife Receives Federal Grant to Monitor Bat Fungal Disease

    Division of Fish and Wildlife Receives Federal Grant to Monitor Bat Fungal Disease

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:45:13 GMT
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week that Delaware received a nearly $23,000 grant as one of 30 states to receive federal grants for projects related to white-nose syndrome, otherwise known as WNS.More
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week that Delaware received a nearly $23,000 grant as one of 30 states to receive federal grants for projects related to white-nose syndrome, otherwise known as WNS.
    More
  • Wicomico County Agencies Look to Add Officer Body Cameras

    Wicomico County Agencies Look to Add Officer Body Cameras

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:43:36 GMT
    The officer-involved shooting earlier this month in Ferguson, Mo. has sparked conversation all across the country. That includes talk of equipping police officers with body cameras. It is something some agencies in Wicomico County are already doing. Meantime, others hope to do the same.More
    The officer-involved shooting earlier this month in Ferguson, Mo. has sparked conversation all across the country. That includes talk of equipping police officers with body cameras. It is something some agencies in Wicomico County are already doing. Meantime, others hope to do the same.
    More
  • Two Arrested In Delmar on Heroin Distribution Charges

    Two Arrested In Delmar on Heroin Distribution Charges

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:46:45 GMT
    Deidra Davis, Courtesy: DSPDeidra Davis, Courtesy: DSP
    Delmar, DE – The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit have arrested two people after a month long investigation into illegal drug sales from a residence in Delmar, Delaware.A search warrant was conducted Friday in the 15000 block of Whitesville Road. Upon executing the search warrant, Narada M. Walls, 34, and Deidra K. Davis, 30, were taken into custody without incident. A juvenile female child was also in the house and was turned over to relatives at the scene. The search revealed a...More
    Delmar, DE – The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit have arrested two people after a month long investigation into illegal drug sales from a residence in Delmar, Delaware.A search warrant was conducted Friday in the 15000 block of Whitesville Road. Upon executing the search warrant, Narada M. Walls, 34, and Deidra K. Davis, 30, were taken into custody without incident. A juvenile female child was also in the house and was turned over to relatives at the scene. The search revealed a...More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service