Bryan Municipal Utilities has received a notification to reduce local electric loads from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, to avoid additional capacity charges from the PJM Interconnection regional transmission operator and also transmission costs from American Electric Power (AEP). Today’s forecasted loads could also prove to be the highest peak we’ve seen this year for the AEP 1CP between 3-5 pm. and will be one of PJM’s 5 CP’s.
We respectfully request your voluntary assistance in reducing peak electric demands from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., as much as you can. If you have processes that can be interrupted, operated at reduced levels for a few hours, or scheduled to a different time without creating major business disruptions, it will help make a difference. If you can simply turn off any unnecessary lights, air compressors, computers or other electrically powered equipment, or set cooling thermostats to the highest comfortable temperature, it will also help. Collectively, even small efforts can make an impact.
BMU will post notices on the BMU Facebook page asking electric customers to voluntarily conserve energy during the peak demand periods. If you have any questions regarding this request, feel free to contact Nathan Gardner, Director of Utilities at 419-633-6100.