Load Management

Storage Water Heating: 5.5 cents per kWh
This program requires a minimum of a 100-gallon capacity water heater/s with an efficiency rating of 90%. Water is heated for 8 hours per day during night time hours of 10:00 pm to 6:00 am +/- 1 hour. Weekends and holidays, power is provided from 11:00 pm until 3:00 pm +/- 1 hour the following day.

Interruptible Water Heating: (Program closed to all members)
Space Heating: 5.5 cents per kWh
Program requires pex tubing, electric mats or cables to be a minimum of 12″ below the top of concrete slab to be heated for 8 hours at night from approximately (10:00 pm to 6:00 am +/- 1 hour).

Storage Space Heating with Individual Steffes Room Units: 5.5 cents per kWh
Bricks are heated for 8 hours at night from approximately (10:00 pm to 6:00 am +/- 1 hour).

Storage Space Heating with Steffes Whole House Brick Furnace: 5.5 cents per kWh
Bricks are heated 8 hours at night from approximately (10:00 pm to 6:00 am +/- 1 hour).

Dual Fuel Space Heating: 6.3 cents per kWh
The electric portion of the heating system serves as the primary heat source with propane or fuel oil as a back-up system. Back-up heat sources must be capable of providing 100% of the home’s heating requirements.

Controlled Air Source Heat Pumps (heating): 6.3 cents per kWh
Propane or fuel oil backup is required and must be capable of providing 100% of the home’s heating requirements. (Ductless systems do not qualify)

Controlled Air Source Heat Pumps (Cooling): 6.3 cents per kWh
Program cycles system on 15 Min. off 15 Min. Maximum control periods of 6 hours per occurrence. (Members on Northome substation will not be controlled). (Ductless systems do not qualify)

Ground Source Heat Pumps (Heating):
Eligible for General Service or Dual Fuel rates. With a qualifying backup system of propane or fuel oil, the dual fuel rate of 6.3 cents per kWh applies.

Ground Source Heat Pumps (Cooling):
Controlled every 15 minutes during the control periods; 15 Minutes, ON, 15 Minutes OFF with a Maximum control period of 6 hours per occurrence. Load control applies only if heating is also controlled. (Members on Northome substation will not be controlled).

Load Control Status

Great River Energy Control: GRE Status Page 11:00 p.m. to 7:11 a.m. (+/- 1 hour)
Minnkota Control: Minnekota Status Page and PBTV channel 301. 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 (5 hrs) and 5:00 p.m. to 11 p.m. (6 hours)