Peak Reduction Program

Enroll in the Peak Reduction Program

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Maximize Savings, Minimize Hassle with Peak Reduction

The Peak Reduction Program provides your household with the unique opportunity to promote energy reliability for all Appalachian Power customers, all while earning extra money of your own!

When you enroll in the Peak Reduction Program, a small load management device is installed near your outside central air conditioning unit. During a very limited number of peak demand events, which occur only on the hottest days of summer, Appalachian Power will activate this device to cycle your air conditioner's compressor on and off in 15-minute intervals. While activated, your air conditioning system's fan will continue to circulate room temperature air through the ductwork during the off cycles. Events will have minimal impact on the temperature of your home and most participants do not notice a change.

Enrollment Period is Limited: Enroll now to join the program.

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Who is eligible for this program?

  • You must be an active residential Appalachian Power or American Electric Power customer in West Virginia.
  • Your home must have central air conditioning in good working condition. Window and wall air conditioning units do not qualify for the program.
  • You must own your home, or have the property owner's permission to participate.
  • Participation is limited to the specified coverage area.

How it Works

Watch the video to learn more about the program or visit our Peak Reduction FAQs.

Peak Reduction FAQs

How it works

Load Management Events

Standard (Non Emergency) Events have been scheduled for the dates indicated below. Appalachian Power’s Residential Peak Reduction Program events can occur between the hours of Noon and 8:00 p.m., excluding holidays and weekends, and typically last no more than three (3) hours. Peak Reduction Events reduce the customer’s central air conditioner compressor run time by 50%. The air handler fan will continue to circulate already cooled air throughout the home. If customers have any questions or concerns, please have them contact this number: 888-261-4567.

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