Due to forecasted low temperatures across the PJM region, Bryan Municipal Utilities has received a notification to reduce local electric loads from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2022, to avoid additional capacity charges from the PJM Interconnection regional transmission operator and also transmission costs from American Electric Power (AEP).
We respectfully request your voluntary assistance in reducing peak electric demands from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. 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 heating thermostats to the lowest 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.