DEC, Choptank Issue Beat The Peak Alert

Due to forecast heat and humidity, Delaware Electric Cooperative and Choptank Electric Cooperative have issued a Beat The Peak Alert for this afternoon between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Members of the co-ops are asked to turn the thermostat up a few degrees and to refrain from using large appliances during this time. Also, unnecessary lighting should be turned off.

According to Choptank and DEC, this will reduce the amount of electricity the co-op will need to buy during a time of expected high demand.