Why is REC Implementing a Peak Demand Charge?

New technologies are changing the way residential utility members consume energy. In response, many utilities across the country are changing the way they charge for residential power to include a component called “demand.” The peak demand charge is not actually a new charge, it has always been embedded in the energy rate. REC is simply separating the peak demand charge from the energy charge. As technologies continue to evolve, this will ensure that you are not supplementing someone else's energy requirements and all members are paying according to their energy needs.