You have the power with PowerShift
The time of day that our members use power changes how much that power costs our electric cooperative. It’s the law of supply and demand: When everybody’s using electricity, it costs more and puts a bigger strain on the electric system.
But PowerShift accounts help the co-op by shifting some of their energy use to times when it’s less expensive. And in return, these accounts earn bill credits for participating.
The program is simple. EnerStar installs a control switch on your central air conditioner unit, electric water heater, or fixed pool pump. When demand for electricity is up, our power supplier will control the load. Most people don’t even notice the difference.
Members wanting to make a significant impact for the co-op and maximize their bill credit can sign up for PowerShift WholeHouse. With this program, members allow us to interrupt power to their meter during a few electric peak periods from June 1 to September 30 so the cooperative can avoid paying expensive demand charges when wholesale rates are their highest. Interruptions typically occur in the afternoon on hot summer days and will not last longer than 4 hours nor will they run later than 7:00 pm. No interruptions occur on holidays or weekends. There can be up to 10 interruptions but for the past few years, interruptions have been minimal.
Call EnerStar at 800-635-4145 to learn more or to sign up for PowerShift!
PowerShift Credits Available
Wholehouse $150, Central Air Conditioners $45, Fixed Pool Pumps $45,
Electric Water Heaters $27