ACEC’s Load Management Programs

Electric Water Heaters

Under load management, a receiver control switches off electricity to the water heater during times of high system demand. Mounted near the water heater, the load management receiver is installed by ACEC technicians.

Since the load management program monitors electric load on the entire system, the goal is to reduce electric consumption only during peak usage times. Weather is a big factor in load management programs, so water heaters are not usually controlled every day.

Control periods are only Monday – Friday (excluding holidays). Power to your electric water heater is never shut off for more than three continuous hours per control cycle. Should multiple control cycles be required, it would be one-half hour on and one-half hour off. In most cases, hot water reserves are adequate to meet family needs during control periods.

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Duel-Fuel Home Heating Program

Just like water heaters, a receiver control switches off electricity to the plenum heater in your furnace or your electric boiler during times of high system demand. Mounted near the Duel-Fuel service panel, the load management receiver is installed by ACEC technicians.

Since the load management program monitors electric load on the entire system, the goal is to reduce electric consumption only during peak usage times. Weather is a big factor in load management programs, so your electric heat is not usually controlled every day.

Control periods are only Monday – Friday (excluding holidays). While power to your electric heat is shut off, your second fuel heats your home as needed.

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