Save on energy costs while baking for the holidays

Grandma's Sugar Cookie RecipeIt’s Christmas afternoon and Piedmont Electric member Emma has one more surprise for her two kids. They’re making Grandma’s famous sugar cookies! As the afternoon passes, the three of them listen to holiday music, laughing together as they try not to spill too much flour on the counter.

The weather outside is frightful, but the temperature inside is delightful thanks to Emma’s new smart thermostat. The sweet aroma of freshly baked sugar cookies fills the air and the kids try to sneak one before they cool.

It’s a day spent making priceless memories together and the last thing on Emma’s mind is how much energy is being used to make the cookies.

That’s because Emma is a Piedmont Electric member with a time-of-day rate, which means she pays half-price on energy used during off-peak hours on holidays, weekends and certain hours of each weekday.

This gives her more time to focus on the important things in life and not stress about her monthly electric bill. In fact, members like Emma saved an average of $22 per month by switching to a time-of-day rate last year!

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