Important Future Role
The secure, power line-based communication system used for reading meters is also used by REC to reduce the costs of buying electricity from its wholesale power supplier. Through voluntary demand response programs, REC sends signals to participating members’ air conditioning units and water heaters to reduce the amount of electricity used during the peak demand times. By reducing demand across thousands of units at once, REC is able to keep prices stable.
REC is committed to serving members with a smarter grid made possible through the effective use of technology. From improving reliability, to increasing efficiency, lowering costs and enabling additional service and rate options, the smart grid will play a larger role in the way we serve you.