Conserve energy during tomorrow's PG&E Peak Pricing Day

To: UC Santa Cruz Staff and Faculty

From: Physical Plant

PG&E has notified Physical Plant that there will be a Peak Pricing Day from 2–6 p.m. tomorrow (July 27), which applies to PG&E users in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Scotts Valley. 
Please shift or reduce your energy use tomorrow from 2–6 p.m. to help conserve campus energy while electricity rates are higher. Your help in reducing our overall campus electric load is appreciated in advance. Every little bit helps.
Here are a few power-saving tips:
  • Charge batteries and battery-operated equipment prior to peak hours.
  • Adjust your thermostat upwards by a few degrees.
  • Turn off lighting and equipment you aren't using.
  • Reschedule energy-intensive activities.
The Public Utilities Commission allows PG&E to schedule these events with only 24 hours of advanced notification. Our sincere apologies for this abbreviated advanced warning.
If you have any questions regarding this notification, please contact John Steward, Associate Director of Physical Plant at 2-7639.