Cold Temps Prompt 'Beat the Peak' Alert - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Cold Temps Prompt 'Beat the Peak' Alert

Posted: Updated:

Because of the frigid temperatures moving in to Delmarva and high demand, Delaware Electric and Choptank Electric cooperatives are asking their members to voluntarily conserve or limit energy usage from 6-8 p.m. today, Dec. 15 and from 6-8 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16. 

According to the co-ops, energy usage is expected to peak during the aforementioned period of time. 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.

During the aforementioned "Beat the Peak" period, the co-ops are asking their members to lower their thermostats a few degrees and 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 until the alert time is over.

  • Business NewsMore>>

  • Maryland Comptroller: Top Tax Evaders Owe Combined $12.7M

    Maryland Comptroller: Top Tax Evaders Owe Combined $12.7M

    Jul 12, 2018 9:36 AM2018-07-12 13:36:00 GMT
    Thursday, July 12 2018 9:36 AM EDT2018-07-12 13:36:08 GMT
    Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot (Photo: WBOC)Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot (Photo: WBOC)
    Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot (Photo: WBOC)Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot (Photo: WBOC)
    Maryland's comptroller says 20 individuals and 25 businesses owe more than $12 million in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest.More
    Maryland's comptroller says 20 individuals and 25 businesses owe more than $12 million in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest.           More
  • US Adds a Solid 213,000 Jobs; Unemployment up to 4 Pct.

    US Adds a Solid 213,000 Jobs; Unemployment up to 4 Pct.

    Jul 06, 2018 10:58 AM2018-07-06 14:58:00 GMT
    Friday, July 6 2018 10:58 AM EDT2018-07-06 14:58:43 GMT
     In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, photo, a recruiter in the shale gas industry, left, speaks with an attendee of a job fair in Cheswick, Pa.  (Photo: AP) In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, photo, a recruiter in the shale gas industry, left, speaks with an attendee of a job fair in Cheswick, Pa. (Photo: AP)
    In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, photo, a recruiter in the shale gas industry, left, speaks with an attendee of a job fair in Cheswick, Pa.  (Photo: AP)In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, photo, a recruiter in the shale gas industry, left, speaks with an attendee of a job fair in Cheswick, Pa. (Photo: AP)
    U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs, a sign of confidence in the economy despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China.More
    U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs, a sign of confidence in the economy despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China.        More
  • Drywall Contractor Pickets Salisbury Auto Dealership

    Drywall Company Pickets Salisbury Auto Dealership

    Jun 05, 2018 1:29 PM2018-06-05 17:29:00 GMT
    Tuesday, June 5 2018 4:06 PM EDT2018-06-05 20:06:05 GMT
    Workers from T&D Drywall picketed in front of CarMax in Salisbury on Tuesday, demanding payment for work the subcontractor completed on the dealership's building in December. (Photo: WBOC)Workers from T&D Drywall picketed in front of CarMax in Salisbury on Tuesday, demanding payment for work the subcontractor completed on the dealership's building in December. (Photo: WBOC)
    Workers from T&D Drywall picketed in front of CarMax in Salisbury on Tuesday, demanding payment for work the subcontractor completed on the dealership's building in December. (Photo: WBOC)Workers from T&D Drywall picketed in front of CarMax in Salisbury on Tuesday, demanding payment for work the subcontractor completed on the dealership's building in December. (Photo: WBOC)
    Employees of a local drywall contractor on Tuesday were protesting outside the CarMax dealership in Salisbury, Maryland, demanding money for work they did at the dealership six months ago.More
    Employees of a local drywall contractor on Tuesday were protesting outside the CarMax dealership in Salisbury, Maryland, demanding money for work they did at the dealership six months ago.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices