DEC, Choptank Issue ‘Beat The Peak’ Alerts

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As temperatures drop to the freezing mark, Delaware Electric Cooperative and Choptank Electric Cooperative have issued Beat the Peak alerts for Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.

The hours are as follows:

Wed. Nov. 18th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Thur. Nov. 19th, 6:00a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

During these times Co-op members are asked to conserve electricity usage during expected times of high demand for electricity and energy is more expensive for the Co-ops to purchase. Possible steps include turning the thermostat down a few degrees, turning off unnecessary lights and delaying the use of appliances such as washers, dryers and dishwashers.