Energy Increase Bulletin

When you greet neighbors and coworkers with, “It’s gonna be a hot one…,” that’s probably a good day to think about cutting back on your energy usage.

The power grid is pushed to peak capacity during the summer months, as increased air conditioning drives higher demand.  Your contribution to that peak load determines in part what you’ll pay down the road.

PJM Interconnection, which coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity throughout much of the Mid-Atlantic, uses a consumer’s measured demand (kW) during the five highest peak hours of the summer to calculate that customer’s Peak Load Contribution (PLC) for the following year.  Reducing your energy usage during those peak hours can save you money on next year’s bills. The tricky part is that we won’t know the peak hours until after September 30, 2015, when PJM analyzes the summer demand and publishes the list.

Various energy suppliers issue peak demand day alerts, and Muirfield Energy passes these along as a client service. Customers are urged to reduce consumption during all peak demand alert days.

To learn more about capacity charge calculations, or Demand Response products that could save you money, contact your Energy Consultant today.

Peak Alert Days 2016
EFFECTIVE
DAY/ DATE
FORECASTED PEAK
DEMAND HOUR
FORECASTED
PEAK DEMAND (MW)
 Monday, June 20, 2016 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST 139,346
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST  140,201
Thursday, July 7, 2016 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST  143,953
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST 137,885
 Wednesday, July 13, 2016  4:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST 138,546
  Thursday, July 14, 2016 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST 142,747
 Monday, July 18, 2016  4:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST 144,773
 Thursday, July 21, 2016 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST 141,361
Friday, July 22, 2016 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST 143,226
Saturday, July 23, 2016  3:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST 143,619
 Monday, July 25, 2016 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST 151,644
 Tuesday, July 26, 2016 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST 147,834
 Wednesday, July 27, 2016 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST 142,285
 Wednesday, August 10, 2016 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST 143,181
Thursday, August 11, 2016 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST  148,365
Friday, August 12, 2016 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST 150,109
 Thursday, September 8, 2016 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST 146,301
  

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