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Big Sandy RECC issues “Beat the Peak” alert

By: Press Release
By: Press Release

Members asked to conserve power usage on October 30th from 6am to 10am.

Big Sandy RECC is launching it’s “Beat The Peak” program beginning Tuesday, October 30th, in anticipation of the minimum temperatures expected to be in the lower 30s.

“We’re asking all Big Sandy RECC members to voluntarily conserve or limit energy use between the hours of 6am to 10am when our membership will be using the greatest amount of electricity. It is during these times that our cooperative often must purchase power from the market at extremely high prices,” said David Estepp, CEO.

During “normal” load periods, Big Sandy RECC pays only pennies per kilowatt-hour for power. However, during times of “peak” demand, Big Sandy RECC can pay up to one dollar per kilowatt-hour.

“If we have to buy expensive power during a peak, as a not-for-profit cooperative we must pass these higher costs to our members. That causes power bills to increase,” said David Estepp. “We’re asking members to be our partners in holding down costs by turning off all unnecessary lights or appliances during the peak period, and by delaying their use of dishwashers, washing machines, clothes dryers and any use of hot water.”

In addition to these efforts we also ask that you lower your thermostat by 4 degrees during this “peak” time of 6am to 10am. The “Beat the Peak” message will be sent to the media and will be on Big Sandy RECC’s Web site at www.bigsandyrecc.com.

“Working together with our members, we can “Beat The Peak” by using our electricity resources wisely,” said David Estepp. “By working together, we can hold down rising energy costs.”

Big Sandy RECC is a member-owned electric utility serving more than 13,000 in an 8 county service territory. For more information visit us on the Web at www.bigsandyrecc.com.

If you have questions, please contact Bruce Aaron Davis at 606-789-4095 or toll free at 1-888-789-7322.

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