Curtailing Your Demand This Summer Could Pay Off Next Year

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. However, this may not impact you at this time if you’ve executed a fixed all in supply agreement which extends beyond May 31, 2025.

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, 2024, 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.

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Friday, June 21, 2024

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND HOURS : 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND (MW)

149,125

ACTUAL PEAK DEMAND (MW)

To Be Determined

RANKED : To Be Determined

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND HOURS : 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND (MW)

147,793

ACTUAL PEAK DEMAND (MW)

To Be Determined

RANKED : To Be Determined

Thursday, June 20, 2024

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND HOURS : 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND (MW)

145,568

ACTUAL PEAK DEMAND (MW)

To Be Determined

RANKED : To Be Determined

Monday, June 17, 2024

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND HOURS : 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND (MW)

143,645

ACTUAL PEAK DEMAND (MW)

To Be Determined

RANKED : To Be Determined

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND HOURS : 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND (MW)

143,132

ACTUAL PEAK DEMAND (MW)

To Be Determined

RANKED : To Be Determined

Thursday, July 27, 2023

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND HOURS : 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND (MW)

152,933

ACTUAL PEAK DEMAND (MW)

147,187

RANKED : Highest Peak 2023

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND HOURS : 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND (MW)

151,348

ACTUAL PEAK DEMAND (MW)

146,470

RANKED : Second Peak 2023

Friday, July 28, 2023

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND HOURS : 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND (MW)

154,368

ACTUAL PEAK DEMAND (MW)

144,799

RANKED : Third Peak 2023

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND HOURS : 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND (MW)

147,272

ACTUAL PEAK DEMAND (MW)

141,493

RANKED : Fourth Peak 2023

Tuesday, September 4, 2023

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND HOURS : 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND (MW)

139,114

ACTUAL PEAK DEMAND (MW)

138,729

RANKED : Lowest Peak 2023

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND HOURS : 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND (MW)

149,522

ACTUAL PEAK DEMAND (MW)

147,341

RANKED : Highest Peak 2022

Thursday, July 21, 2022

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND HOURS : 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND (MW)

149,684

ACTUAL PEAK DEMAND (MW)

145,151

RANKED : Second Peak 2022

Friday, July 22, 2022

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND HOURS : 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND (MW)

147,835

ACTUAL PEAK DEMAND (MW)

144,253

RANKED : Third Peak 2022

Monday, August 8, 2022

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND HOURS : 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND (MW)

144,109

ACTUAL PEAK DEMAND (MW)

143,108

RANKED : Fourth Peak 2022

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND HOURS : 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

FORECASTED PEAK DEMAND (MW)

146,088

ACTUAL PEAK DEMAND (MW)

142,119

RANKED : Lowest Peak 2022