OFF-PEAK ELECTRIC HEAT
When electric demand and market electricity prices are high, an off-peak device in the home automatically switches from an electric heat source to a backup source, such as propane or fuel oil. In exchange, participating consumer-members receive discounted off-peak electric rates, which are competitive with fuel oil and propane. Our off-peak program is designed to reduce electric demand during peak times, saving you money. To learn how off-peak may work for you, please contact our energy management department at 701-356-4400 or contact us here.
New Installation Requirements Off-peak Heating Cost Calculator
OFF-PEAK REPLACEMENT CREDIT
Cass County Electric Cooperative offers a $250 energy credit for members who are currently on off-peak and replace the backup system with propane or fuel oil. Limit one credit per account every five years. (Dual heat systems with natural gas do not qualify. Systems with heat pumps without an electric plenum heater do not qualify. Electric heat must remain as the primary heat source).
OFF-PEAK ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS
Next to heating and cooling your home, water heating is the largest user of energy. If you are looking for ways to save money, we may be able to help through our off-peak program. We offer a reduced rate in exchange for the ability to interrupt water heaters.
Cass County Electric Cooperative no longer sells water heaters. However, large-capacity water heaters are available locally. Due to recent federal regulations, many storage water heaters (100+ gallons) are outfitted with grid-enabled technology, which means they must be on an off-peak program to be fully functional. The bottom element is locked by the manufacturer and can only be unlocked by the utility. There is a $700 maximum rebate per meter.
Size: Less than 100 Gallons
• Up to 4 hours at a time
• Up to twice per day
• No summer control
• On off-peak meter: First 400 kWh at 6.9 cents
• On main meter: $6.50/month credit (Minimum use of 300 kWh)
Short-term control does not qualify for incentives
Size: Greater than 100 Gallons
• Cycled from 7 AM to 12 PM daily Nov.-Apr.
• Cycled from 5 PM to 11 PM daily Nov.-Apr.
• Possible summer control
• On off-peak meter: First 400 kWh at 5.2 cents
• On main meter: $13/month credit
All rates subject to purchase power adjustment
LOAD CONTROL NOTIFICATION INFORMATION
To sign up for load control notifications, please call 701-356-4400 or 800-248-3292 and ask for the energy management department.
Daily text and/or email notification for general load control plan.
Specific text and/or email notification of load control plans for your home, including water heaters, air conditioners, and heating systems.