What are energy peaks?
That’s the time when there is the most demand for power – and also when that power is most expensive for customers. It can be some of the dirtiest power, too as fossil-fueled generators kick on to meet demand. Heat waves are common times for peaks, but they can happen in the winter, too.
GMP reduces costs for all customers during peaks by turning to a growing network of stored energy – in home batteries, car chargers, heat pumps and utility scale batteries at solar installations – and using that clean stored energy instead. It is like taking 18,000 homes off the grid all at once!
You can help.
Now, by signing up and reducing your own energy use during peaks, you can save yourself money while further helping to reduce costs for all GMP customers. And, for every MW of energy reduced through this program during peaks, $5,000 in savings will go to the Vermont Foodbank!
Fill out the form, and you will get notifications about when a peak is expected. That’s when you can take steps to reduce your energy use. You’ll start getting peak notifications within days, and when you get them, you choose the best energy saving approach that works for you. It is that easy!
Reducing power use.
Some simple ways to reduce your power use:
- Turn off air conditioners
- Wait till after the peak to run the dishwasher
- Wait till after the peak to do laundry
- Turn off lights