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We are introducing Peak Day Pricing to encourage energy conservation when demand is high, as required by the California Public Utilities Commission. Peak Day Pricing gives you a discount** on normal summer electricity rates in return for reducing your electricity usage 9-15 Peak Day Pricing Event Days per year—typically the hottest days of the summer.
By using less electricity on these days when the power grid is under the most strain, you help keep California's energy supply reliable for everyone--and you could save money, too.
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Turn off equipment when not in use.
Improve efficiency of your A/C unit by performing regular cleaning and maintenance. Even newer units can benefit from cleaning, since they operate at higher pressure and need unimpeded airflow to achieve maximum efficiency.
Keep windows and doors closed during hot afternoons. As an added bonus, turn off any air curtains between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Event Days. With your doors closed, you won't miss them for a few hours.
Change your air filters regularly to keep your air cleaner, your electricity bills lower, and your HVAC equipment running longer. Change them monthly during the summer season and every three months during the rest of the year.
Adjust your thermostat up by a couple of degrees on Event Day afternoons. Many indoor spaces can comfortably be kept at 78°F for a few hours at a time.
If you have unoccupied spaces that are under separate temperature controls, try letting their temperatures climb all the way to 85° F. Your electricity bill will thank you.
Close the blinds and shade windows to block direct sunlight during peak hours and give your A/C a break.
Install shade plants and window films to reduce solar heating while also promoting a pleasant work environment.
Turn off unnecessary lights, such as unoccupied meeting rooms, storage rooms and supply closets.
Don't keep your refrigerator or freezer too cold. Recommended temperatures are 37-40°F for the fresh food compartment and 5° F for the freezer section.
Let your coworkers know when Event Days are scheduled and make a plan to conserve energy together.
Pre-charge electric vehicles and battery-operated equipment overnight, when electricity rates are lowest.
Replace incandescent light bulbs with ENERGY STAR® qualified LEDs whenever appropriate.
Install reduced-wattage linear fluorescent lamps to save on your energy costs while maintaining the same level of ambient lighting that you're used to.
Use free daylight to your advantage. Natural light costs nothing and may allow you to turn off or dim your lights during the day.
**Effective summer rates are lower after Peak Day Pricing credits have been applied, but effective rates are higher during Peak Day Pricing Event hours.