Load management is a program used to control the power to residential water heaters, central air conditioners, and off-peak electric heat.
The load management program at Scenic Rivers Energy Cooperative was put into place to keep power costs down. Because power suppliers need to own or purchase enough electric capacity to meet their needs during periods of peak use, load management decreases our costs by reducing the total capacity that our power supplier needs to have available at peak times. Finally, load management frees up additional capacity, lowering the cost for all co-op members.
Loads can be controlled at various times throughout a 24 hour period depending on the cooperative's generation and transmission company, Dairyland Power Cooperative. The program has been designed to make the controlling periods as convenient as possible to our members.