Peak Energy Alert!
July 17, 2019
Village of Monroeville calls on customers to voluntarily reduce electric usage on Friday, July 19!
As temperatures are expected to reach well into the 90s on Friday, July 19, Monroeville Municipal Power is calling on customers to voluntarily reduce their electric usage during the hours of 2:00PM to 5:00PM.
A portion of Monroeville Municipal Power rates are the result of what is known as transmission charges, which are based off community-wide electric demand on the hottest and coldest days of the year--demand peaks. By lowering electric usage on these days, customers can help to keep electric rates lower in the future.
"Once the community's electric demand rises to peak levels, higher charges get locked into place," said Melissa Fries-Seip, Mayor. "By conserving energy as a community, we can avoid letting these charges get too far out of hand and work to keep prices down for everyone."
Customers can lower their electric usage by undertaking some of the following simple conservation measures:
Shutting off lights when you leave a room
Raising the thermostate by several degrees
Closing curtains and blinds
Saving laundry, dishes and other household chores until later in the evening
Turning off and unplugging unused electronics and appliances
Grilling out instead of cooking indoors
Thank you all for your cooperation!!