Tips to reduce peak demand

Reduce peak demand during on-peak hours:

A graphic showing two clocks that illustrate the hours of the TOU price plan. The first clock indicates that from May to October, higher-cost on-peak hours are from 1 to 8 p.m. on weekdays. All other hours, including weekends and six holidays, are considered lower off-peak hours. The second clock indicates that from November to April, higher-cost on-peak hours are on weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. All other hours, including weekends and six holidays, are considered lower off-peak hours.

All other hours, weekends and six holidays including New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day are off-peak.

  • Spread out using major appliances across separate 30-minute periods during higher-cost on-peak demand hours (for example, between 1 to 1:30 p.m., 1:30 to 2 p.m. etc.). Major electrical appliances that may contribute to high demand costs include the air conditioner, clothes dryer, water heater, electric range and oven.
  • Shift the use of appliances away from higher-cost on-peak demand hours, to lower-cost off-peak hours. This is more important for saving than reducing the total amount of electricity used during on-peak hours.
  • Use a programmable or smart thermostat to reduce heating or air-conditioning usage during on-peak hours especially when no one is home.
  • Use a timer on your water heater, dishwasher and pool pump.
  • Monitor your energy use, peak demand and estimated cost per day, by logging into srpnet.com/myaccount. With My Account, you have 24/7 online access to your account. After you log in, click on "View usage" at the top of the page. You can also create a My Account log in from this page.
  • For more information, visit the Residential Demand Price Plan page, or call (602) 236-4448 weekdays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. local time.
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