Electric Off-peak Heat Rates Begin Oct. 1

Members with subtractive or separately metered off-peak electric heating systems will be charged the applicable off-peak rate for energy usage beginning Oct. 1. The off-peak rates will continue to be charged for energy usage through May 31, 2024. Current offpeak rates are $0.062/kWh for long-term and $0.077/ kWh for short-term controlled systems. It is a good idea to inspect, clean and test your heating system before cold weather arrives.

Please makes sure your off-peak breaker is on prior to Oct. 1 

Oct. 1 is the beginning of the heating season and the day members participating in the special electric heat programs will start getting a lower rate on their electric heat.

If you have a heat meter, but turn the breaker off during the summer, now is the time to turn the breaker(s) back on, so you can make sure to get credit for the electric heat you use.

This is important! If the breaker(s) is turned off, your heat will still work. However, your heat meter will not record the electric heat you have used. There is no way to calculate what you may have used for heating and you will pay the full price.

Daily Cycling Of Electric Storage Heat To Begin In Late October

Members heating with electric thermal storage, such as thermal storage room units, thermal storage furnaces or slab/in-floor heating, should turn on their heating system prior to Oct. 15 to allow a heat reservoir to build up before daily cycling of loads begins. The actual date cycling begins varies each season. Thermal storage heating is controlled each day from 7 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.