The mission, of the City of Concord Electric Systems
Department, is to deliver consistent and reliable electric
service in a timely and cost effective manner.
PEAK PARTNERS PROGRAM
A Program That Allows You to Help Control Power Cost
|This summer the City of Concord Electric Department needs your help in controlling wholesale power costs. In our budget, wholesale purchase power cost is the largest expense and it dominates three quarters of our budget. The largest portion of the cost is determined on a peak day that occurs on a hot summer afternoon. With our customers’ help, we will be able to reduce demand for electricity during the summer when a large portion of our wholesale power cost is determined. This will benefit Concord with lower wholesale power cost. The “Concord Peak Partners” program will allow us to let our Partners know when power costs are going to be high so they can take action. The “Concord Peak Partners” program will ask our customers to adjust thermostats, turn off lights, delay the use of major appliances or equipment, and conserve electricity in any other way that you can on hot summer weekdays between 1 PM and 6 PM. This is a voluntary program for our customers. By participating, you will be partnering with us to help control rising wholesale purchase power cost that has to be passed on to you. How do you participate in the “Concord Peak Partners” program? When the City’s Electric Department staff thinks a peak situation is going to occur, an email or text message will be sent to those customers who volunteer to participate. Customers can Contact David Dobbins at 704-920-5303 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. A sign-up sheet is available on line, for printing, by clicking the following link: Sign-up_Sheet|
The extraordinary video below is one of the winners, awarded first place, in an Energy Conservation Video contest for the high schools that are served by the City of Concord's Electric System. This video was submitted by Nicole Voulgaropoulas from Cannon School.
During Public Power Week, City of Concord Electric Systems staff went to high schools that are served by the City Electric System to promote the participation in a video contest on energy efficiency. Entries were received from Cannon School, First Assembly Christian School and Mount Pleasant High School. The 1st place winners, for each school, are listed below:
First Place Winners
||Anna Culbreth, Caleb Rush & Sarah Thompson |
||Josh Davis, Alex Fisher, Anna Fowler & Tucker Furr|
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The City of Concord is one of 176 of the nation's more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) recognition.
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