The Peak Energy Savings Credit is designed to help you reduce your small
business energy use when demand for electricity is at its highest. We made it
rewarding for customers like you by offering credits off your bill when you
reduce your energy use at work during Peak Savings Days. Reducing your energy
use is also rewarding for the environment, because lowering the demand for
energy helps to conserve resources.
No enrollment is needed. You can decide to reduce your energy use for a
particular Peak Savings Day– and
signing up is not necessary. There is no penalty if you choose not to
participate. You will receive a phone call the day
before an event with specific hours to save energy. You can also choose to be notified by email, text message or
an alternative phone number. To set your preferences, log in to My
Account or call 1-855-750-PEAK. You may select up to two notification preferences. Signing
up is not necessary.
You'll receive a credit of $1.25 off your bill for every kilowatt hour (kWh)
you reduce your energy use below your baseline on Peak Savings Days. The more
you reduce your business’ energy use below your baseline during a Peak Savings
Day, the larger your credit will be. You can see your preliminary credit amount
by logging on to My Account
or view the credit on your next monthly bill.
The baseline is an average of the three days with your highest energy use
during the prior 30-day period. This excludes the day prior to a Peak Savings
Day, previous Peak Savings Days, weekends and holidays. Your small business energy
use can change daily, so you'll have a specific baseline for each Peak Savings
The amount that you save depends on how much you are able to reduce your energy
use below your baseline on a Peak Savings Day. Your baseline is the energy use
level you need to be under during a Peak Savings Day to be eligible for a
credit off your bill.
Peak Savings Days will most likely occur on those hot summer days when air
conditioners are running constantly, which usually results in higher (or
"peak") demand for electricity. You will most likely have several
opportunities to save on Peak Savings Days depending on how many very hot days
we experience this summer. Peak Savings Days typically occur between noon and
8:00 p.m., and usually last a few hours.
That's as simple as turning off lights, waiting to run large machines, powering
down equipment that is not in use or setting the temperature on your air
conditioner a few degrees higher, but be sure to stay comfortable. Avoid using
appliances such as dishwashers, electric stoves, televisions or washing
machines. Closing blinds and drapes can also help to keep the warm sunlight out
and the cool air in your small business. Unplug unnecessary electronics, which
can use electricity even when they are not turned on. To learn more about how
to save, view our energy-saving tips here.
We understand that there may be days when you may not want to reduce your
electric use, such as when you have visitors. There is no downside to the Peak
Energy Savings Credit. If you don't reduce your energy use during a Peak
Savings Day, there is no penalty of any kind.
Log on to My Account after a Peak
Savings Day to view your credit online. Your credit will also appear on your
While you don't have to sign up for My
Account, using it brings
many benefits. You can see your daily energy use and your projected bill as of
a specific date and use calculators to learn how to save money and energy. For
access to your detailed energy use, baseline and credit information, call us at
1-855-750-PEAK. You will also be able to see your credit on your monthly bill.
On Peak Savings Days, you can decide how you want to reduce your energy use. If
you or your employees are sensitive to temperature changes, remain comfortable
when you reduce your energy use. There are many other ways to reduce energy to
save money during a Peak Savings Day, such as waiting to run machines, turning
off lights, closing blinds and turning off unused electronics. To learn more
about how to save, view our energy-saving tips here.