This is the third call of the 2011 summer season for a peak demand hour. Based on the hot humid weather this week and ISO New England (Independent System Operator) forecasts for electricity demand, we expect a peak demand on Thursday, 7/21 and Friday, 7/22 between 2PM - 5PM. The peak demand is likely to be on Friday, but it's hard to be certain since the weather forecast is similar for both days.
Please reduce, reschedule, or curtail your use of electricity between 2PM - 5PM on Thursday and Friday. Your help does make a difference in reducing electricity costs to all Concord Light customers.
You might consider turning up your AC thermostat a few degrees and shutting off your computers and printers. Or, you could curtail use of things such as pool pumps, dryers, and washing machines. Another way to save is to reschedule use of these appliances to either before or after the anticipated peak hours. You could add a little fun into the peak demand energy conservation by planning a picnic dinner, or cooking on the grill.
Thank you for participating in our effort to reduce Concord's summer electrical peak.