Demand Conservation - help

What is peak demand?

In the energy business, "load" is the amount of energy a system is using at any given time. During the year, the amount of energy needed — or the "energy demand" — fluctuates depending on weather conditions or business hours of commercial or industrial customers. When demand for electricity is at its highest, that's called a "peak" period.

Think of "peak energy demand" like a busy grocery store on the day before a holiday or a Saturday afternoon. The store is extremely busy with long lines of people checking out. Every single checkout lane is staffed because there is a high demand for groceries at that time.

But visit the same grocery store on a weekday afternoon any other time of the year. There are fewer customers in the store, and most of the time a single checkout lane is sufficient. However, the store is prepared to meet the demands of customers on those few busy days each year.

That's the way it is with generating electricity. Power plants are built to ensure an adequate supply of electricity is available to serve customers on the busiest — often the hottest or the coldest — days of the year.

Every customer shares the load on the system to some degree every single day. Demand Conservation allows customers to share the load at times during heavy demand or peak usage.   

What is a Demand Conservation device?

Who will install my Demand Conservation device?

How do I sign up to get my Demand Conservation switch?

How will my Demand Conservation device work?

Does that mean my home will get hot?

What should I do if I get hot?

How do I know if my A/C is running properly?

How often will my device be activated?

How long will it take after I sign up to install my device?

Do I need to be home for installation?

How do I know if my device is activated or is working properly?

What if my heating and air conditioning service technician recommends I have my device disconnected?

Exactly how does my device cut power off to my air conditioner compressor?

I'm having a new air conditioner or heat pump installed in my house. What should I do?

What should I do with my Demand Conservation device if I move?

What if I have an old programmable thermostat that was installed by LG&E or KU as part of the Demand Conservation Program?

Can I enroll my Wi-Fi thermostat?

How can be removed from the program?