Power down during peak consumption hours

Today’s energy consumption peak is expected to occur between 4 and 7 p.m.

In accordance with the Chasing the Peak Initiative, Facility Services will be shutting down select fans on campus to reduce electrical consumption.

Chasing the Peak involves keeping a close watch on peak demand and electricity usage to take advantage of time-of-use pricing. By adjusting energy use during peak demand periods, it is possible to significantly reduce McMaster’s electrical costs.

What you can do to help:

  • Shut off and unplug unnecessary equipment
  • Close blinds to reduce heat load
  • Turn lights off

What you can do if you are in a McMaster lab:

  • Restrict use of fume hoods and ensure sashes are lowered
  • Power off any unnecessary equipment
  • Ensure volatile chemicals are properly stored
  • Do not start new experiments during this hour