Roanoke Electric Co-op member-owners who participate in the co-op’s Residential Time-of-Day Rate are scheduled for a rate adjustment next month, reflecting the change in the season.
Participants in this program pay a lower rate for using energy during off-peak hours.
Beginning on Oct. 16 and through April 16, on-peak hours when rates are higher, are 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., Monday-Friday. From April 16 - Oct. 16, on-peak hours are 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Monday-Friday. All other time periods are considered off-peak, when participants will be charged a lower rate for energy consumed.
“Times when people in our community are using more electricity at the same time are called ‘peak’ hours,” said Dennis McFee, the co-op’s vice president of member services, marketing and public relations. “The cost for the co-op to provide power is higher during these times because of the additional demand for electricity.”
Member-owners participating in the program get the most out of Time-of-Day Rate savings by making minor adjustments to their daily routines, including the following:
- Adjusting the thermostat a few degrees during peak hours.
- Washing full loads of clothes in cold water during off-peak hours.
- Running the dishwasher right before going to bed, or air-dry dishes by opening the dishwasher instead of using the heated dry cycle.
- Turning off lights and electronics when not in use.
“Contact us if you have questions about your energy bill or to sign up for the Residential Time-of-Day Rate,” McFee said. “We’re here to help.”
Member-owners can call 252-209-2236 to speak to a representative or visit the co-op’s Rates page for a full list of rate schedules.