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.