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Beat the Peak


Enroll to receive Beat the Peak alerts and reduce electricity when the demand price for electricity is high. 

We’ll send you a Beat the Peak Alert by text, email and/or phone message asking you to reduce electricity when demand and price are high. Peak demand most often occurs from         2 to 6 p.m. on the hottest days of summer and from 5 to 9 p.m. the coldest days of winter. 



Reducing peak demand helps reduce the wholesale price Polk-Burnett pays for electricity. The savings benefits everyone by not having to increase the rate you pay for kWh energy. Peak energy savings also reduces the need for power generation and reduces our carbon footprint, which is good for the environment.


Your participation is voluntary and will not affect your current electric bill, but it is important. Every little bit helps! 


Here’s how:

  • Reduce electricity during SUMMER PEAK, 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Raise your thermostat 4 degrees.
  • Wash laundry and dishes before 2 or after 6 p.m.
  • Shut off lights and electronics.
  • Use solar powered clothes line to dry clothes.
  • Use grill or microwave for cooking, instead of oven and stove.
  • Avoid watering outside and running your well during peak times.
  • Check for air leaks and caulk around doors, windows and wherever pipes and wires enter the house. Keep cool air in and hot air out.

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