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Interruptible Water Heater
If you are in the market for a new water heater, Midwest Energy Cooperative has an offer you can’t refuse: agree to participate in our load management and we will give a high efficiency water heater for only $125 out of pocket! Comparable units are $400 and above at most hardware stores and retail outlets.
Load management allows us to remotely control the electricity to your water heater. As a utility we have periods of peak usage during which customers are using a lot of power at the same time. During these peak periods, we face the possibility of having increased power supply costs. By controlling water heaters and other electric load during these periods, we can control our power consumption and keep prices low for you. We then pass those savings back to you in the form of the credit on your electric bill of $4 a month for a 50-gallon water heater.
So when you’re in need of a new water heater, you can pay for it using your load management credit with limited out-of-pocket expense. Purchase a 50-gallon electric water heater under this program, and the $4 per month load management credit will be applied to the cost of the water heater for 66 months. After the 66-month term, your monthly payments are finished and you will begin receiving the credit in full.
Water heater control does not exceed five hours a day, and occurs predominately between the hours of 3-9 p.m. when the system is at its peak. The hot water stored within your insulated tank will remain hot for a long time. You must be a homeowner, co-op member and use a minimum of 400 kWh per month to receive the credit.
Water heaters are available for pick-up from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Cassopolis and Adrian offices, and from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Paw Paw. For more information about this program, please call the cooperative at 1-800-492-5989, or visit one of our district service centers.