Load Management Program
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Load Management Program Keeps Power Costs Down
The load management program enhances reliability for all members during extraordinary times. It also helps reduce costs for all co-op members with additional savings for participating members. Heartland Power and its partners in the Dairyland system of electric cooperatives are together achieving a total savings of over $4 million a year.
Did you know the load management program saves Dairyland from having to generate 60 MW in the summer and 152 MW in the winter? That’s the equivalent of a small power plant!
Because power suppliers need to own or purchase enough electric capacity to meet their needs during periods of peak energy use, load management decreases our costs by reducing the total capacity that our power supplier needs to have available. It also decreases the total amount of energy that we need to produce overall. Finally, load management frees up additional capacity, lowering the cost for all co-op members.
If you have any questions about participating in the load management program, feel free to call Ron Gasteiger, Member Services Representative at 641-713-4965 or 800-349-2832. Allowing your co-op to control your electric water heater or electric heat reduces usage peaks, saving you from paying premium prices.