Energy Management Program
Add a Switch and $ave
Energy management is our silent partner in holding down the cost of electricity. You can add a switch and $ave with residential load management. Energy management is one way to reduce the amount of electricity being used in your home during peak periods (when it is the most expensive to generate). When periods of peak demand occur, Dubois REC can automatically signal your water heater and central air conditioning/heat pump cooling unit to reduce energy consumption for short periods of time.
How does it work?
When energy use is at its peak, a signal will be sent to cycle down the water heater and cooling units for short periods of time. You’ll still have plenty of hot water and the inside temperature of your home shouldn’t be compromised.
How is this helping?
By getting as many people as possible to participate, we’re reducing peak demand when energy is the most expensive, and that means we can help keep energy costs low as well as help reduce greenhouse emissions. So in the end we all benefit.
Earn up to $75 in bill credits per year
When you join us in this effort to reduce energy use at key times of the day, we’ll reward you with up to $75 per year in bill credits.
You can choose to have a switch installed on only your air conditioner, only your water heater, or on both appliances, which will maximize the bill credits you will receive. Bill credits will be awarded as follows:
Water Heater - $30/yr.
$5 per month for June, July, Aug., Dec., Jan. and Feb.
Air Conditioner - $45/yr.
$15 per month for June, July and Aug.
There is no cost to you for the installation of the switch. The switch only operates for very short periods of time, so you should not experience any loss of hot water, or temperature change in your home during a “peak” event.
**To be eligible for the energy management switch bill credit incentive, a home must use at least 750 kWh per month.