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)
Over 2,000 kWh…..$0.099
The Member pays $600 for the initial metering equipment and installation cost.
Schedule LM-CAC (Load Management – Controlled Air Conditioning Credit)*
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.