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Co-op Business Off -Peak 10.2688¢/kWh


Tory Tedder-Loffl and & Patti Rogers


Meet Peak, our new mascot and


ambassador for OEC's new PEAK P WER savings campaign. Peak's goal is to promote energy conservation during high-cost on- peak summer hours and help you "unplug the savings" associated with reducing electricity use when wholesale power costs skyrocket. When you see Peak—in this magazine, on


OEC's website, in your bill, or anywhere—perk up and listen, because he has some good tips to share that will keep money in your pocket. [27-022-028-00]


MEET PEAK,


First, Peak, welcome to OEC. Thank you. Glad to be here.


OEC's PEAK P WER begins June 1 and members'


bills will show electricity charged at two diff erent rates depending on what time of day electricity is used. Can you explain this?


Yes. June 1 marks the start of summer rates. Members will be charged an on-peak rate of 25.6688¢ per kWh for electricity used on weekdays between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. They will be charged a reduced off-peak rate of 10.2688¢ per kWh for all other hours of the day, night, and weekends and Independence Day.


Why the diff erent amounts? It can get a bit complicated, but basically the price OEC


pays for electricity is based on how much energy the co-op needs when power consumption is at its highest—our peak demand. OEC's peak happens in summer, usually during the afternoon on the hottest days. (I like to call them "dog days." It sounds friendlier.)


8 March 2014 unplug the savings THE INTERVIEW


While on-peak energy use accounts for only 3 percent of our annual usage, it determines the price we pay year-round. OEC and other electric utilities have always spread this cost out evenly over a full 24-hour day and charge a fl at rate, but in actuality, that means overcharging for 20 hours and undercharging for four. OEC decided it is time for a better way of doing things, so they called me.


How are you going to help us?


I'm Peak, the power-saving pup and I'm here to tell you the on-peak and off -peak prices of


PEAK P WER give you the


power to control what comes out of your pocketbook. I will show you how to make the most of this opportunity.


When you see me, perk up because I will be letting you in on some good money-saving info. Just look at the appliance usage chart on the next page. Shifting the electrical load of major appliances like the dishwasher or clothes dryer to off - peak hours will provide you with immediate savings.


And fi nally, what is your favorite color? Green, of course.


On-Peak 25.6688¢/kWh


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