Avoid washing dishes during Peak Events
Dishwashers use a significant amount of energy to heat the water used with each load you run.
Step by Step:
Pre-load your dishwasher any time that is convenient for you.
Run your dishwasher before or after the Peak Event.
If you have a smart dishwasher or a timer on your dishwasher, you can schedule the load to run outside of the Peak Event time period.
Good to know: It's best to avoid washing dishes by hand as an alternative during Peak Events, since that also uses a signficant amount of energy.