braineo wrote:I got my TED, NEST, and many timers to shut off all usage from 2pm to 7pm. i can make ice at night and let it melt in front of a fan during the afternoon. it will be a battle of wills and wallets.
The last several summers we have been on the "cut back in the afternoon" Ga power program. I charge a SLAB with a solar collector in the morning and early aft then work my ham radio hobby in the "expensive time" strictly on battery. Now that I have a new LEAF, I will charge it late at night. We cut the A/C to the house during the "expensive time" and hang clothes on the clothes line and my wife's hobby is solar cooking (not the electric oven)- hey, we are retired - we have time to experiment. Your mileage may vary
I feel this helps Ga Pwr, too, because it takes my load off the grid when they need it for others (sick, elderly, hospitals, etc).