In an effort to help members save on power costs, Blue Grass Energy introduced its newest program in August. Beat the Peak is designed to reduce energy during peak demands, which helps lower energy costs.
“A large part of power supply cost is determined by energy used during peak load periods – when people are using the greatest amount of electricity,” said Denise Myers, Blue Grass Energy’s energy solutions manager. “If we can reduce the demand during these peak times, we can reduce Blue Grass Energy’s power costs and minimize increases on your monthly electric bill.”
Members who enroll in Blue Grass Energy’s voluntary Beat the Peak, get alerts by text message, e-mail or phone when a peak period time is expected. Here’s an example: “Beat the Peak: Conserve energy tomorrow between 4-7 p.m. Raise your thermostat 3 degrees.”
Members have the power to plan their energy conservation measures:
• Adjust the thermostat by three degrees;
• Postpone hot water use;
• Delay using major appliances;
• Turn off unneeded lights and non-essential electrical appliances.
Blue Grass Energy members can text bgpeak to 85700 to enroll for text alerts or go to www.bgenergy.com/BeatThePeak.aspx to enroll for e-mail or phone alerts.
Blue Grass Energy is a not-for-profit electric cooperative serving approximately 55,000 member-owners in 23 central and north central Kentucky counties. A Touchstone Energy Cooperative, Blue Grass Energy is headquartered in Nicholasville and has district offices in Cynthiana, Lawrenceburg and Richmond. For more news and information, visit www.bgenergy.com, www.facebook.com/BlueGrassEnergy or www.twitter.com/BlueGrassEnergy.