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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.
OFF-PEAK NEW ELECTRIC HEAT INCENTIVES
|Baseboard heater, baseboard boiler, cove heater, forced-air furnace, hanging unit heater, plenum heater||$25/kW|
|Electric boiler, brick storage electric furnace, brick storage room unit, slab storage, electric cable||$45/kW|
|Air-source heat pump||$150/ton|
|Ground-source heat pump||$250/ton|
A 1,500 max incentive for any combination of these systems per meter. To be eligible for incentives, all systems must have qualified backups, be new equipment, and controlled on the cooperative's off-peak program. Credits will be applied to electric bill after a visit from a Cass County Electric Cooperative technician. These one-time incentives are in addition to the discounted off-peak electric rate. All incentives are subject to final approval from Cass County Electric Cooperative.
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.
OFF-PEAK WATER HEATER INCENTIVES
|GAS TO ELECTRIC CONVERSION||$250||In addition to $450 new installation credit|
|NEW CONSTRUCTION||$100||In addition to $450 new installation credit|
Water heaters must be 100+ gallons an on long-term control to qualify. Credits will be applied to electric bill after a visit from a Cass County Electric Cooperative technician. These one-time incentives are in addition to the discounted off-peak electric rate. All incentives are subject to final approval from Cass County Electric Cooperative.
For other off-peak options or questions about specific off-peak credits,
please call our energy management department at 701-356-4400.
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
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.
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
Renewable Tax Credits and Incentives for Energy Efficiency
Visit the link to find any available tax credits for residential renewable energy products. Renewable energy tax credits for fuel cells, small wind turbines, and geothermal heat pumps now feature a gradual step down in the credit value, the same as those for solar energy systems.
While the tax credits for residential energy efficiency have expired, you can still save money and energy in your home by using ENERGY STAR certified products. Products that have earned the ENERGY STAR are independently certified to save energy, save money and protect the environment. Use up to 30% less energy in your home by outfitting with ENERGY STAR certified products available across more than 70 categories.