Have you heard the term BENEFICIAL ELECTRIFICATION?
If you haven’t, that’s OK! It sounds complicated, but’s it’s actually quite simple: The more ways we can find to electrify our lives, the more we can save money and help the environment.
Using electricity to power elements of your life that currently might be energized otherwise – like home heating, water heating and transportation – is not only beneficial to you, but also to your co-op and all of society. It’s a win-win-win opportunity.
Who REALLY benefits?
You, the MEMBER
You’ll save money by using low-cost, off-peak energy instead of hoping fuel prices don’t become volatile and skyrocket. Plus, electricity is simply more convenient and efficient.
More electricity use means utilities can better manage the electric grid, which means more resources to improve power lines, substations and other infrastructure.
Electricity generation is becoming less carbon-intense every year, so switching from fuels to electricity to heat your home or power your car means fewer emissions into the air.
How can Cass County Electric Cooperative help you get started?
An air-source heat pump (ASHP) allows the convenience of electricity without the volatility of sole reliance on fuel. An ASHP efficiently delivers warmth in the winter and comfort in the summer. How you save: You can receive up to $1,200 in rebates by installing an ASHP on the off-peak program, which will keep you cozy at around half the standard electric rate.
Installing a high-capacity electric water heater is a safe, clean and easy way to benefit from electrification. Plus, it’s more efficient, as no heat is lost in a venting process.
How you save: You can receive up to $700 in rebates by installing an electric water heater on the off-peak program, providing warm showers at about half the standard electric rate.
Driving an electric vehicle (EV) is the most fun way to benefit from electrification. EVs are zippy, environmentally friendly, incredibly low maintenance and much less expensive to power.
How you save: You can receive up to $500 in rebates by installing an EV charger on the off-peak program, letting you “fill the tank” for around half the standard electric rate.
There are many other ways you can reap the rewards of beneficial electrification, like installing automated smart home technology or electrifying a farm irrigation system. For more ideas about how to electrify your life, contact your energy experts, 701-356-4400.