Get to Know Your Power

When you use energy matters. Using less energy from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. is good for the environment (and your budget). We’ve put together tips, resources and programs to help you manage your energy usage & bill. Together, we can make a difference for a cleaner, greener tomorrow.

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Energy Management

Energy Management Tools

My Energy Charts

Taking control of your energy bill has never been more convenient. Easy-to-use features make it simple to stay on top of your energy use.  

Energy Alerts

Stay informed on your energy use and avoid surprises on your bill. Sign up for notifications to set a dollar threshold, set payment reminders and more.

Home Energy Checkup

Provide details about your home’s energy use to build an energy-saving action plan that’s suitable for you and your home.

Sample Bill
How to Read Your Bill

See a sample bill with highlighted features to help make it easier to understand and manage your energy use. 

Stay Cool while Keeping Energy Costs down

 Most customers are on a Time-of-Use plan where pricing is higher from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. On our most popular plan, TOU-DR1, the lowest priced energy is during the super off-peak hours of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on the weekdays and before 2 p.m. on weekends and holidays. 

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Shift Your Use

When possible, use heat-generating appliances such as washers, dryers and dishwashers in the morning or at night. On a Time-of-Use plan, save on your bill by shifting outside the on-peak hours of 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

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Cool down with a Fan

Use ceiling and tabletop fans to cool off and leave the thermostat at a higher temperature. Turns fans off when you leave a room as fans cool people, not rooms.

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Block the Sun

During the heat of the day, cover windows to block the sun’s heat. If you can, open windows at night and early mornings to let the cool air in.

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Use Small Appliances

Instead of the oven, use small appliances such as a microwave, toaster oven or slow cooker. They use less energy and won’t add much heat to your home.

Power Down

Power down

  Switch off your electronic devices, such as computers and coffee pots, when not in use. Keep in mind, electronics in standby mode still draw power. Use a power strip to power down devices and appliances at one time. 

Power Down

Pre-cool Your Home before 4 p.m.

Take advantage of lower priced energy by setting your A/C to 68⁰ – 74⁰ before 4 p.m. During on-peak hours of 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. adjust your thermostat to 78⁰ degrees, health permitting.

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Check Your Filter

Check your air conditioner’s filter every 1-2 months and keep your clothes dryer vents and lint filters clean. Dirty filters cause your system to work harder wasting energy.

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Check Your Pricing Plan Options

Being on the right energy plan for your lifestyle can add up to real savings on your energy bill, especially if you can shift your energy use.

More Energy-Saving Tips

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Energy Management Programs

When you sign up for the energy management programs we offer, you can save energy and earn rewards.

Level Pay

Automatically even out your energy bill from month to month, to help make your bills a little more predictable, so you can budget more easily.

Learn more about Level Pay

Smart Thermostat

When you purchase an approved smart thermostat, register it and sign up for the Smart Thermostat program, you can get up to $70.

Sign up now for Smart Thermostat

Power Saver Rewards

Help make our energy grid stronger and more reliable by lowering your energy use when energy is most in demand — and get paid for it too.

Learn more about Power Saver Rewards

Statewide Flex Alerts

Help prevent rotating power outages this summer. Get notifications so you’ll know when to voluntarily conserve energy.

Sign up for Flex Alert Notifications

3 Ways to Cut Your Natural Gas Bill this Summer

Avoid Opening Oven

Avoid Opening the Oven

Every time the door of an oven is opened, more natural gas is used to replace the heat lost.

No Heat Recipes

Enjoy No-Heat Recipes 

Try no-heat meals like chicken or tuna salads, wraps, subs or cheese boards. There are even no-bake dessert recipes.

Give Your Dryer Time Off

Give Your Dryer Time off 

Consider outdoor line-drying on sunny, breezy days to save natural gas.

Assistance Programs

CARE/FERA

CARE and FERA are two programs we offer that can provide you with a monthly discount on your bill. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT CARE/FERA

Energy Savings Assistance Program

With our Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) Program, CARE and FERA customers may be eligible to receive low- or no-cost products and installation .

LEARN MORE ABOUT ESA

Debt Forgiveness (AMP)

Debt forgiveness is available to CARE & FERA customers through our Arrearage Management Payment (AMP) Plan.  

LEARN MORE ABOUT AMP