Beat the Peak!

"Beat the Peak" is a voluntary program that encourages ANEC members to conserve or limit energy usage during peak times.

Your Cooperative pays a monthly demand charge based on the peak hourly usage during the month. This accounts for a large percentage of the cost of electricity for our members. By cutting back on the amount of wholesale power purchased during these peak periods, ANEC can reduce its total wholesale power costs. This will help hold down the cost for our members.

What do you need to do?
Peak periods occur when the demand for electricity is the highest. Usually, these are periods when it is very cold or hot outside. During this time, members are asked to use energy wisely and follow these guidelines:

  • During the cooling season, raise the thermostat 3 degrees and in the heating season, lower the thermostat by 3 degrees.
  • Postpone the use of major appliances, such as clothes washers, dryers, and dishwashers.
  • Delay using hot water during peak periods.
  • Turn off all unnecessary lights.
Here are some additional tips to save energy. (PDF Document 397 KB)

ANEC will alert you of the "Beat the Peak" period by email and/or text message. Included in the message will be the anticipated day and time of the peak period. It is important that you reduce energy consumption during this critical period. Notices will also be on Facebook and local radio stations, such as WESR 103.3 and HOT COUNTRY 99.3.

Join ANEC's "Beat the Peak" program today and help control your Cooperative's cost of wholesale power and help save energy resources.

When you sign up, you will receive an email and/or text message notifying you of an approaching "Peak Period" or time when your Cooperative is purchasing wholesale power at the highest prices. Your help in conserving energy during these "peak" periods reduces your Cooperative's energy costs and ultimately your energy costs.

To begin receiving "Beat the Peak" alerts, enter your email address and/or cell phone number below.

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