Everyone participating is eligible to win a $500 gift card
Nearly 60,000 electric cooperative members across South Carolina have already signed up to receive phone, email, or text notifications that remind them to reduce their electricity consumption during peak use periods.
Lynches River Electric Cooperative members who have registered for the Beat The Peak notification program by the end of June will be eligible to win a $500 Visa gift card in a statewide prize drawing. In addition, one LREC member will win a $100 gift card from a local prize drawing.
Members that register receive alerts projecting system-wide energy peaks— typically occurring in the late afternoon of high-temperature days during the summer or cold winter mornings. By voluntarily delaying the use of large appliances, adjusting your thermostat, or just turning off some lights during these peak times, you’ll help to lower wholesale power costs.
This collective effort continues to make an impact. In the previous two years, South Carolina electric cooperative members’ participation has reduced peak demand by a total of 44.73 megawatts. That’s accumulative savings of $848,975.40.
“We’re seeing the price of almost everything increase,” explains David Sides, vice-president of marketing & economic development. “But together, through Beat The Peak, we’re helping to hold down the cost of wholesale power.”
Registering for Beat The Peak and becoming eligible to win the gift cards is easy. Just visit Energy Smart SC and complete a simple form. Only electric cooperative members are eligible.