How can you move everyday electricity consumption away from consumption peaks?

Now at the very latest, it is good to be aware of electricity consumption peak hours in the mornings and evenings. It is important to distribute electricity consumption evenly throughout the day. This helps avoid potential power outages.

On a typical workday, most electricity consumption takes place between 8 am and 10 am The second peak in electricity consumption is during the early evening, when people finish their workday and turn on the home’s electrical appliances, between 4 pm and 6 pm.

Each and every one of us can participate in energy saving efforts by moving part of our energy use to off-peak hours. These measures are important regardless of your electricity contract type.

It is now particularly important to even out the peaks in electricity consumption, as less electricity is available due to the Russian military action. The energy available is also more expensive than before. At worst, the scarcity and cost of electricity can lead to power outages.

We listed five tips to help our residents even out their consumption peaks

Stop and think

A lot of times you do things automatically. The washing machine is turned on without giving it any thought. You should stop acting this way and start using electrical devices consciously. Even the smallest measures have an effect when everybody takes them.

Use device timers

Learn how to use the timer functions of devices so they can power up while you sleep or work remotely. Take advantage of off-peak hours. However, remember that it’s a good idea to keep an eye on electrical appliances when they’re operating. And if your washer is not the most quiet one, respect your neigbours and their sleep.

Cycle the use of appliances

Pay attention to which electrical devices are on at the same time in your home. Turn on the devices that consume a lot of electricity one by one, not at the same time.

Unplug and turn off unused appliances

Unplug any electric devices that you are not using. Take a special look at your home’s entertainment electronics, which are often in a state of continuous standby. Be sure to unplug chargers and other small devices as well.

Prepare for power outages

Nowadays, it is not an overreaction to reflect on your own capabilities in the event of a power outage. Turn to our check list for a power outage. The authorities require that in exceptional circumstances, every Finnish citizen can manage independently in their home for three days. Please refer to the 72 hour preparation instructions.

Source: Motiva