Peak Status Descriptions
The peak gauge is an indicator that uses a gauge with colors to display to our members electricity usage throughout our service territory. The gauge is divided into different colored quadrants, each color corresponding to a different peak level.
You will notice that as the demand for electricity rises, the peak gauge moves through the different colors: green, yellow, and red. Each color carries with it a description of what is occurring at our cooperative with the corresponding color. Keeping the electric demand down will reduce the cooperative's need to purchase expensive capacity, and over time should help keep our rates affordable. In addition, the greater the demand for electricity, the greater the impact on our natural resources and our environment.
For tips on how you can help by making your home or structure more energy efficient, visit our Energy Saving Tips page.