Program facts

Demand Conservation is a program that allows us to put technology to work to manage energy needs during peak electricity demand days. The Demand Conservation device would be attached to your home and connected to your central air conditioner, heat pump, electric water heater or in-ground swimming pool pump. When cycling is necessary (on summer weekdays between late afternoon and early evening), we send a radio signal to your air conditioner or heat pump to cycle off for 10 to 12 minutes each half hour. Water heater and pool pump cycling occurs on a different schedule.

  • Typically, air conditioner and heat pump cycling occurs no more than 20 days a year — and, typically on weekdays between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m when energy demand is at its highest.
  • Most people are not even aware when their air conditioner is being cycled.

2017 cycling events

Date Day Start Time End Time
July 13 Thursday 2:00 PM EDT 6:00 PM EDT

Prior years' cycling events


More than 170,000 customers currently participate in the program and are helping manage peak energy demand for everyone.

If you are already participating in the program, thank you for making a difference in our communities.

If you're not already enrolled, please Sign up today.