Load Control Programs

Many Adams Electric members participate in a load control program. The program allows the Cooperative to reduce the total amount of electricity used by its members (as a whole) during times of high electric demand, such as the hottest days of the summer. The load control program runs year round during high demand periods (typically May through October for air conditioners).

Members who choose to participate in the program allow the Cooperative to control their central air-conditioning units and electric water heaters. In return, these members receive a reduced rate for their electric heating, cooling and water heating. Members who do not have electric heat but have central air-conditioning and/or an electric water heater may qualify for a credit.

Schedule A (Base Rate)

Monthly facility charge of $37.00 plus:
1-1,000 kWh……….$0.119
1,001-2,000 kWh…$0.109

Over 2,000 kWh…..$0.099

Schedule CHC (Controlled Heating & Cooling Rate)
Additional monthly facility charge of $5.00 plus:
Heating, Water Heating & Central Air Conditioning $0.07/kWh
Other Usage See Schedule A
This rate is for homes that have electric heat, electric water heating and/or central air-conditioning.
A control switch will be installed to interrupt the water heater and the central air conditioning. The control period will be year round during high demand periods. During the control period, the central air conditioner will be interrupted for a maximum of 15 minutes at a time while the fan will continue to run. Water heaters are interrupted for the entire control period. In most cases, little or no comfort loss will be noticed.

The Member pays $600 for the initial metering equipment and installation cost.

Schedule LM-CAC (Load Management – Controlled Air Conditioning Credit)*

This program is for Members who have central air-conditioning but do not have electric heat. The Member will receive an $8.00 credit May through October on their electric bill.
A control switch will be installed to interrupt the central air conditioning. Load control runs year round during high demand periods. During the control period, the central air conditioner will be interrupted for a maximum of 15 minutes at a time while the fan will continue to run. In most cases, little or no comfort loss will be noticed.

There is no charge to go on this rate. According to the National Electric Code, all central air-conditioners must have an outside disconnect. Adams Electric charges $25.00 to install a disconnect if one is not present.

Schedule LM-CWH (Load Management – Controlled Water Heating Credit)*

This program is for Members who have 30 gallon or larger electric water heaters but do not have electric heat. The Member will receive an $8.00 credit on their electric bill each month.

A control switch will be installed to interrupt the water heater. The control period will be year round during high demand periods. Water heaters will be interrupted for the entire control period. In most cases, little or no comfort loss will be noticed.

There is no charge to go on this rate.

*LM-CAC and LM-CWH cannot be combined with CHC or CAH. However, members can combine LM-CAC with
LM-CWH if equipment qualifies.

Adams Electric Cooperative
Mailing address: P.O. Box 247, Camp Point, IL 62320
Headquarters Location: 700 E. Wood St., Camp Point, IL
Phone: 217-593-7701 – Fax: 217-593-7120