The 2017 Beat the Peak Energy Challenge is well underway, with one month to go. July saw three events with a total month’s savings of 15.6 megawatt hours of electricity.
4.8 megawatt hours were saved on July 6. Events were called two days in a row on July 19 and 20. Though the 19th saw temperatures drop due to storms rolling through, 7.0 megawatt hours were saved. The hotter day on the 20th recorded 3.8 megawatt hours.
July’s total megawatt hour savings are the equivalent of burning 14 tons of coal.
When combined with June’s savings of 3.9 megawatt hours, a total 19.5 has been saved through Beat the Peak in 2017.