Wellesley's Municipal Light Plant has a great idea to help us reduce our Town’s summer electrical peak.
During the summer, there are a few days when we are all using a great deal of electricity. To meet the skyrocketing electric demand, the grid operator turns to “peaker plants,” the power generators of last resort. These power plants are generally the dirtiest and most expensive, running on gas and oil and selling their power at extremely high rates.
To avoid this, the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant is asking their customers (us) to help reduce electricity use during peak hours so we can avoid dependence on high carbon-producing generators.
Here Is how we can SHAVE THE PEAK
When an electric peak is forecasted, Wellesley Municipal Light Plant will ask us to voluntarily reduce our use of electricity during certain hours. They will share tips on how to accomplish that.
By doing this, we will also reduce our electric bill by using less energy.
To receive a notification of when a peak demand event is expected, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “shave the peak” in the subject line. There should be no more than 15 notifications sent this summer.