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Big Sandy RECC issues “Beat the Peak” alert

Big Sandy RECC is launching its “Beat the Peak” efforts Wednesday May 29th and Thursday May 30th between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00p.m.each day.

“We’re asking all Big Sandy RECC members to voluntarily conserve or limit energy usage Wednesday and Thursday between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00p.m.each day 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.”

Other important steps to take include closing window shades and setting thermostats higher during this “peak” time of Wednesday May 29th and Thursday May 30th between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00p.m.each day.

“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.”

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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