High Alert - Electric Pricing - Historically High

High Alert - Electric Pricing - Historically High

GC remains on High Alert status as we are experiencing historically high peak electricity demand pricing ($1.40+ per kilowatt hour above the normal operating price of $.06).  Georgia Power advises this status will remain in effect this week with persistent high alerts anticipated through the remainder of the summer months.   

The campus community is urged shut down all nonessential lighting during the peak hours of 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.  At your discretion, consider unplugging any equipment you deem as nonessential.

If you have access to windows, use the natural light. When not using natural light, close window blinds. Turn lights off when you leave your office. Keep temperatures to 75 degrees F.   All of these measures will help tremendously.

The Office of Sustainability and the Department of Facilities Management would like to thank everyone for your cooperation and understanding in this matter. We urge you to assist with communications by passing this information along to the campus community. If you have comments or questions, please do not hesitate to call/email the following contacts:

Frank Baugh, assistant vice president of Facilities Management, 478-445-6546, frank.baugh@gcsu.edu
Lori Hamilton, chief sustainability officer, 478-445-7016, lori.hamilton@gcsu.edu

Updated: 2022-06-22
Lori Hamilton
Sustainability, Office of