Tuesday, 26 November 2013 14:31


Wednesday morning is likely to set Glasgow's peak energy demand for November, and the Glasgow EPB needs your help to keep it down. That is why they have declared Wednesday morning a Blue level load alert for Glasgow.


The winter peaks are quite different from the summer peaks and usually occur between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.


If you are an EPB power customer you can help the community lower its energy bill from TVA. You can help by raising your thermostat a bit higher than normal before you go to bed. That will allow you to pre-heat your home and store some heat before the coldest temperatures arrive at day break. Then, when you get up, lower your thermostat a few degrees (68 is a good temperature) and leave it that way until 10:00 a.m. or after. That will help us get through the likely peak period on Wednesday.



There are other ways to help as well. It is the large appliances in a home that contribute the most to the peak demand. Avoid turning on the clothes dryer, dishwasher, or the oven before you leave on Wednesday. If you really feel like helping, trip off your electric water heater when you get up. You will still have hot water for your morning routines, but the water heater will not immediately recover and drive up our demand (don't forget to turn it back on later in the day so it can recover).


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