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Enroll to receive Beat the Peak alerts and reduce electricity when demand and price are 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 1 to 6 p.m. on the hottest days of summer and from 6:55 to 10:55 a.m. the coldest mornings of winter.

You'll see no more than nine peak demand days in the summer and seven in the winter. 


Reducing peak demand helps reduce the wholesale price Polk-Burnett pays for electricity. The savings benefits everyone! Reducing our wholesale power costs helps hold your energy rate steady and reduces the need for power generation.

Your participation is voluntary and will not affect your current electric bill, but it is important.
Every little bit helps keep energy costs more affordable and reduces carbon emissions for the future.

How? It's easy!

  1. Reduce electricity during peak periods

  2. Raise your thermostat 4 degrees in the summer, lower it in the winter.

  3. Wash laundry and dishes before or after peak periods.

  4. Shut off lights and electronics.

  5. Use solar powered clothes line to dry clothes.

  6. Use grill or microwave for cooking, instead of oven and stove in the summer.

  7. Avoid watering outside and running your well during peak times.

  8. Check for air leaks and caulk around doors, windows and wherever pipes and wires enter the house.

  9. Charge EVs overnight.

Off-Peak Members

If you're on Polk-Burnett's off-peak program and would like to receive notifications when your electric heat will be controlled, please complete our Load Control Notification form.

Find more ways to lower your energy bill on our website or give us a call. We're happy to assist, 800-421-0283, ext. 595.

Beat the Peak Enrollment

When we save, you save.
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Notification method

Setting up text message notifications, step-by-step

  1. Log into your online Smarthub account or sign up for an account by clicking HERE. Please note, you must use a desktop or laptop to sign up. You cannot sign up using the mobile app or mobile web browsers.
  2. Once you log into or set up your account, click on “Notifications” at the top of the page and then click on “Manage Contacts” on the drop-down menu.
  3. You’ll be able to add an email address or a cell phone number where we will automatically send alerts when issued. If you’ve already added a cell phone number and/or email address, you will see them listed on the page. After you add a contact, you should receive a verification code via email or text message.
  4. Verify your contact information by entering the code into the box provided.
  5. Click again on “Notifications” at the top of your Smarthub account page. Then click on “Manage Notifications” in the drop down menu.
  6. Click “Reports” and select “Beat the Peak”. Then click “Options” on the right side of the page. You can select to receive the alerts via text message and/or email.

For a video tutorial click here

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