I got this choice quote in the mail from FPL used to explain the usefulness of their On Call program:
People are using more electricity in their homes today than they did years ago because of things like computers and VCRs.
So, people didn’t use VCRs years ago, but they use them a lot now. Seems like they need to take another survey of how people use electricity. Who uses a VCR now? Oh, right, that would be me. Did they know? I’ll have to be on the lookout for power company spies from now on.