Crow Wing Power offers a wide range of programs and technologies to our members to help manage electricity use while ensuring reliability.
CYCLED AIR CONDITIONING
The Cycled Air Conditioning Program lets your cooling system take an occasional time out while still keeping your home cool and comfortable, saving you money and energy.
HOW IT WORKS
Cycled Air Conditioning is an energy conservation program that cycles your air conditioner or heat pump on and off in 15-minute intervals (+/- 3 minutes) only on peak demand days. Control times may be as many as 20-25 days per year and usually occur in the late afternoons and early evenings.
Air conditioners and heat pumps are controlled up to a maximum of 400 hours per cooling season. Actual times per day vary depending upon peak power conditions, generally limited to 10 hours per day. Most control times occur during the hottest times of the day. During this, an adequately sized A/C should be able to maintain a reasonable level of comfort in your home and your furnace fan will continue to run.
- Participants must have a central air conditioning system. (The system must be hard-wired. Plug-in or split-coil systems do not qualify for this program.)
- This program requires the installation of a separate meter and load control switch.
- Participants receive electricity used for cooling at a discounted rate of 5.6¢/kWh.
- Rebates available.
This program may be run on a separate, "Cycled Air" schedule through existing Dual Fuel Heating control equipment.
SIGN UP TODAY
Contact our Member Service department during business hours at (800) 648-9401.