Off-Peak Electric Heating

Nodak Electric Cooperative members/owners can save money by allowing their electric heating system to be controlled during peak demand periods while using their backup heating system. The savings to Nodak during these control events is passed on to participating off-peak members through a lower electric heating rate. To qualify, an electric heating system must be coupled with an automatic, whole home backup heating system. A device is installed to control the electric heat remotely. The off-peak rate is offered during the heating season months of October through May. Please refer to the Electric Rates page for current off-peak rates.


Electric Heating

Electric Water Heating

Members who enjoy savings from off-peak electric heat can also save through electric hot water heating by controlling qualifying units. Conventional water heaters can be controlled short-term and receive a monthly credit on their electric bill offered during the heating season of October through March. Thermal storage water heaters of 80 gallons or more, or 100-gallon conventional, may be cycled daily during November through April and receive the off-peak rate during October through May. Members must have an off-peak electric heating system for qualifying water heaters to receive the off-peak rate.

Marathon Electric Water Heater

 Rebates

Nodak Electric is offering the following incentives to encourage load development, load retention and wise use of energy through rebate offerings.

Electric Heating Rebates

Heating Systems Rebate Incentive
Plenum heaters, baseboard, electric furnace, hanging unit heater, cable floor heat & boiler $20/kW
Air-source heat pump $100/ton
Ground-source heat pump $200/ton

Electric Heating Rebate Requirements
  • Electric heating must be on off-peak with a qualified backup heating system.
  • Electric heat equipment must be hard wired (no plug-in loads eligible for rebate).
  • Air-source heat pumps do not have to be a part of an off-peak heating system to be eligible for this rebate.
  • Must be at least 240 volts and hard wired.
  • Tankless water heaters do not qualify for rebate.
  • Hybrid heat pump water heaters do not qualify for rebate.
  • Multifamily dwellings do not qualify for rebate. However, exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Rebate limit of $600 per member/owner account.
  • Maximum $300 rebate for the coupling of two water heaters in parallel or series.

 

Water Heating Rebates

Electric Water Heaters (must be on off-peak) Incentive Per Unit
55 gallon or less $100
56 – 99 gallon $150
100 gallon or greater $200
Additional rebate for new building construction $100
Additional rebate for conversion from existing natural gas or propane to an electric water heater $250
Rebate deadline is December 31, 2016.
Water Heater Rebate Requirements
  • Must be at least 240 volts and hard wired.
  • Tankless water heaters do not qualify for rebate.
  • Hybrid heat pump water heaters do not qualify for rebate.
  • Multifamily dwellings do not qualify for rebate. However, exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Rebate limit of $500 per member/owner account.
  • Maximum $300 rebate for the coupling of two water heaters in parallel or series.

 

In addition to the above listed requirements for electric heating and water heating rebates, all systems must be new equipment and controlled on Nodak’s Off-Peak Program. A check will be issued to participating members after a visit from a Nodak technician. Please call our energy services team at 746-4461 or 800-732-4373 if you have any questions about off-peak or the incentive program.