Today's Load Control
Updated: June 11, 2017
|Air Conditioning||Unlikely||4:00pm - 7:30pm|
|Irrigation||Unlikely||4:00pm - 8:00pm|
Explanation of Programs
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).
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.
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 Customer Service Department.