Peak alerts will typically occur on the hottest and coldest days from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Butler Rural Electric Cooperative's peak hours fluctuate throughout the year. These times make sense for most of us with busy lifestyles. However, being aware of when our individual homes use peak power and making a conscience effort to spread our usage over a longer timeframe can save our homes energy and money.  Also, remember that each individual home uses electricity differently and can have peaks at different times.  


Off Peak: 10 p.m. - 6 a.m.
On Peak: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Critical Peak: June through September 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.


As members of Butler Rural Electric Cooperative, you can see when your individual home uses power by month, day and hour.  If you are not signed up for SmartHub, sign up here This is a great tool for understanding how your family uses energy.  Once you determine your home’s electric use pattern, you will know your typical peak use hours and can make adjustments to become a more efficient user.


To learn more about Peak Alerts click here

Status: Normal


Your cooperative is currently experiencing normal energy demand. No special energy saving measures are necessary

Status: Warning


Your cooperative is currently experiencing elevated energy demand. Special energy saving measures may be necessary in the near future.

Status: Critical 


Your cooperative is currently experiencing peak energy demand. Please save energy wherever possible.