The short answer is “Yes, it does!” If you are concerned about protecting the environment and keeping electricity rates in check, the best time to use appliances is when overall electricity use is low. Avoiding energy use during times of peak demand can have a beneficial effect on electric rates over time because it can avoid the need for your utility to ramp up an additional power plant or to buy more expensive power or fuel from the market.
What is peak demand and how do appliances contribute?
Millions of American consumers and businesses choose or invest in energy efficient products, homes, buildings, and industrial plants to lower their utility costs and prevent pollution. To meet this demand, thousands of American businesses offer energy efficient products and services to provide greater value to their customers, boost revenues and profits, promote sustainability, reduce greenhouse emissions, and gain a competitive advantage.