DEC, Choptank Issue Beat the Peak Alert

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A sweltering forecast has led Delaware Electric Cooperative and Choptank Electric Cooperative to issue a Beat the Peak Alert.

Between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. today (Wednesday), The Co-ops are asking members to conserve electricity usage. During periods of high demand, electricity becomes more expensive to purchase.

Possible steps members could take include postponing the use of washers, dryers, dishwashers and other large appliance, setting the thermostat up a few degrees, and turning off lights when leaving the room.

Delaware Municipal Electric has issued a Power Savers Alert for 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.