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August 17, 2018

2:30pm updated






Program Control Possibility Control Times
Air Conditioning Unlikely Undetermined
Irrigation Unlikely Undetermined


Explanation of Programs

Air Conditioning

This is a central Air Conditioning system wired into a controller. During times of peak electric load, the control switches the compressor on a 15 minute (+/-3minutes) ON/OFF cycle, while the fan runs continuously to circulate air throughout your home.


This is a commercial program utilized for larger, 3 phase irrigation services. During times of peak electric load, the irrigation system is shut down, typically up to 5 hours in a 24 hour period (subject to change).

Dual Fuel

This utilizes a fossil-fueled heating source (natural gas, propane, or fuel oil) with a duplicate electric heat source. Normally, the electric heat is ON to provide 100% of your heating as needed. During times of peak electric load, a controller switches the electric heating system OFF, and then your back-up fossil-fuel source takes over.

Off Peak

These are heat storage systems switched "ON" at least 8 hours in a 24 hour period. Unlike Dual Fuel Heating, this is a set, daily schedule that is not covered by Today’s Load Control.  Because of the need to stagger peak loads, Crow Wing Power utilizes a number of schedules for these. To determine your off peak schedule(s), you may contact our Member Service Department during regular business hours.

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