Delaware & Choptank Electric Cooperatives are asking members to Beat the Peak this afternoon from 3 to 6pm because of the high temperatures in the area today.  Beat the Peak is a voluntary program, but when members conserve during these times, the Co-op doesn’t have to buy as much energy during times when electricity prices skyrocket. You can help by turning off unnecessary lights, delaying the use of major appliances and hot water and turning the thermostat up a few degrees.