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Explanation of Programs
Controlled Air Conditioning is a program for a central Air Conditioning system wired into a controller. During times of peak electric load, the control switches the compressor on a 15 minute (+/-3minutes) ON/OFF cycle, while the fan runs continuously to circulate air throughout your home.
Irrigation is a commercial program utilized for larger, 3 phase irrigation services. During times of peak electric load, the irrigation system is shut down, typically up to 5 hours in a 24 hour period (subject to change).
Dual Fuel is a program using two heating sources -fossil-fueled (natural gas, propane, or fuel oil) and a duplicate electric heat source. Normally, the electric heat is ON to provide 100% of your heating as needed. During times of peak electric load, a controller switches the electric heating system OFF, and then your back-up fossil-fuel source takes over. Dual Fuel members are not always controlled at the same time with control groups staggered in an effort to minimize the number of control events and hours. Total control hours in a heating season will not exceed your original Load Management Agreement.
Off-Peak programs are exactly that - Programs that allow use during times of low demand. Heating systems that store heat are switched "ON" at least 8 hours in a 24 hour period. Unlike Dual Fuel heating, this is a set, daily schedule that is not subject to Today’s Load Control times. Because of the need to stagger peak loads, Crow Wing Power utilizes a number of schedules for Off-Peak heating control. To determine your off-peak schedule(s), you may contact our Member Service Department during regular business hours.