Choptank Electric Cooperative

Local News
9:55 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Co-ops Ask Customers to Limit Eletricity Use

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Delaware Electric Cooperative and Choptank Electric Cooperative want their customers to voluntarily limit energy use between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

With the temperatures expected to be in the lower 80’s, the co-ops say that they expect electrical usage will peak during those hours.

And they expect to be buying extra power from the market at a premium price.

During peak demand the co-ops can pay up to a $1 per kilowatt-hour which is passed on to the customer.

So, they want consumers to turn off all unnecessary lights and appliances.

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Local News
12:39 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Electric Co-ops Say, Ease Up on Energy Use This Afternoon

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Delaware Electric Cooperative and Choptank Electric Cooperative are asking their members to conserve energy between the hours of 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. today.

The co-ops say due to higher than usual temperatures they expect greater than normal usage which will force them to pay premium prices on the open market.

They said this can be as much as $1 per kilowatt-hour which is passed onto the consumer.  

They are advising customers to delay the use of major appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines and clothes dryers.

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Local News
8:27 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Electric Coops to Customers: Conserve Energy

Credit Don Rush

The Delaware Electric Cooperative and Choptank Electric Cooperative are asking their customers to voluntarily limit power usage between the hours of 4 p.m. and 6 pm. today.

With temperatures heading into the mid 90’s the power companies say that they expect to be buying extra power from the market at a premium price.

That means that customers are being asked to turn off all unnecessary lights and appliances.

In addition, they should delay major appliance usage such as dishwashers, washing machines and clothes dryers as well as hot water usage.

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