With the warm weather comes your chance to participate in Westfield Gas + Electric’s free and voluntary program to help control energy costs. What is a Power Rush Hour? During the summer in New England we have hot days when energy consumption is high, particularly between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. “Road hogs” like air conditioning, dishwashers, and other appliances can significantly affect overall energy demand during these times. Because distribution charges are set based on usage during these “peak” times we want to work together to help hold these costs down for everyone.
Each weekday morning, the energy supply team at Westfield Gas + Electric (WG+E) meets to analyze energy supply and pricing issues and how these will impact rates and customers in the coming days. The current high costs have been created by several factors including weather, supply, and geopolitical issues. WG+E is cautioning customers once again that they should expect significantly higher costs and encouraging them to take steps now to protect their household budget.