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Conserve on hot summer days

Demand on power plants that generate electricity for Cotton Electric members varies throughout the year, but is generally highest during the hot summer months between the hours of 4 and 6 p.m.  
Cotton Electric members are encouraged to be energy aware during hot summer afternoons and evenings. Use appliances sparingly or limit to one at a time. Consider increasing the setting on your thermostat by two or three degrees or set on 78 degrees for maximum efficiency.
The cost of power is higher during peak demand times. Managing energy use during hot summer months reduces demand on power plants producing electricity and delays the need to build new ones.

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