It costs more to generate electricity during peak periods, 2-7 p.m., M-F. By shifting some of your usage outside of peak hours, you can significantly cut your energy costs. Even if you don’t shift much, you still save money by being on the program. As a SmartHours customer, you’ll receive day-ahead price notifications daily via your choice of email, phone or text. Many customers make small changes to save:
- Do laundry and run your dishwasher anytime except 2-7 p.m.
- Cook later in the evening or in the morning or on the weekend.
- Turn off lights, TVs and computers when not in use.
- Pre-cool your home before 2 p.m., then turn up the thermostat a bit after 2 p.m.
You control your thermostat. You decide all of your electricity use. So, take complete control of your comfort and savings—save as much or as little as you want. The more you shift usage outside of peak hours, the more you save.
On occasion, high energy demand may cause a critical event. While these events are rare, they can occur any time of day, any time of year and can last up to eight hours. OG&E sends critical event notices at least two hours ahead, so you can prepare. The savings still add up with hour after hour of low-price, off-peak electricity.
We’ve teamed up with If This, Then That (IFTTT) to offer technology that enables your smart thermostat to react to daily price signals. Connect your thermostat to IFTTT, and then set your thermostat to react to low, standard, high and critical rates communicated daily by OG&E.