In light of the unprecedented heat wave in California and across the West, GCEC is asking members to look for ways to conserve energy during the most critical time of the day (3 p.m. to 8 p.m.). While GCEC has adequate power supply arrangements and reserves to meet our anticipated peak electric load, power shortages in California have resulted in significantly higher power prices and curtailed energy supplies.
Voluntary conservation efforts during these peak times can help reduce the stress on the power system. If a large number of members do their part in small ways, conservation can make a difference.
GCEC suggests that members take the following actions between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to help the conservation efforts:
- Defer use of major appliances (pool pump, clothes washer & dryer, dishwasher, etc.)
- Turn off unnecessary lights
- Unplug unused electrical devices
- Close blinds and drapes
- Turn thermostats up one or two degrees
- Limit time the refrigerator door is open
- Grill outside instead of using the stove or oven
Thank you for helping GCEC with conserving energy during these peak times. Every little bit helps!