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Understanding Peak Power

Peak power occurs when the highest level of electricity is consumed in our region within a specific timeframe. There are seasonal peaks, daily peaks and even hourly consumption peaks.

Peak electricity is more expensive, affecting power supply and infrastructure costs and, ultimately, customer bills. Supplying power during peak times also increases greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change.

Managing peak electricity demand is a critical component of achieving climate recovery goals and keeping energy affordable for all customers.

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Learn more about where your electricity comes from.

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Understanding the resources, technology, and infrastructure that will be needed to meet customers' future electricity needs.

Smart Meters & Smart Grid
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A cleaner energy future requires modernizing our power grid and water network.