Load Management & Radio-Controlled Switches
Load Control Status: System restored. Due to warm temps and high energy use in the region, load control was in effect for water heaters, heat pumps, and geothermals equipped with radio-control switches this afternoon (Monday, Aug. 21). The peak control period was approx. 2 - 3:30 PM.
Thank you for using energy wisely during peak times, your participation / conservation helps hold energy costs for the co-op and fellow members.
Mid-Ohio Energy uses load management programs to reduce the overall load across our electric distribution system when energy use is at it's highest. By reducing our system's energy footprint during peak times, we can avoid costs associated with high grid demand and/or securing additional power generation.
When do peak alerts occur?
Peak alerts typically occur in the warmest summer afternoons, usually between hours of 1-6 p.m.
How can I help?
Members can help the cooperative by reducing energy use during a "peak alert" or by having a radio-controlled switch (RCS) installed on your electric water heater or heat pump system. See our marketing programs for details about rebates for RCS installations on water heaters, heat pumps, and geothermal units!
It’s a simple philosophy: the more electric demand your cooperative can control, the more effectively we can hold down your rates. The success of load management is up to each and every one of us. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.
Can I tell if the RCS on my water heater / heat pump / geothermal is being controlled during a peak alert?
A load control period is indicated by the RCS when both green and red LED lights are illuminated on the left side of the RCS. In a normal period, only the green LED will be illuminated. Control times generally occur in less than 1 percent of all the hours during a given year. Notices of peak alerts are typically posted here on the cooperative's website or via our Facebook and Twitter feeds.
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