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Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative offers our members an off-peak, load management program to help you save money on your water heating costs, while providing you safety and convenience. Off-peak systems help control electric load. Check out off-peak water heating by clicking the link above.

Off Peak

5.35¢ per kWh

Looking for ways to save money on your electric bill? Changing to Off Peak water heating is a real option. Water heating accounts for up to one-third of home energy costs, and reducing water heating costs can save hundreds of dollars every year.

With a storage water heating system, electricity heats the water during off peak hours. When electric demand is high, your water is turned off and you draw from your stored hot water. This saves MLEC money, and these savings are passed on to you through our off peak rate. The payback on your initial investment is usually only months.

A storage water heating system is one that has sufficient storage capacity to supply the user’s hot water needs over an extended “on-peak” period while the electrical supply is interrupted. One hundred gallons is the minimum storage capacity required to qualify the water heating system as a storage system.

Peak Shave Water Heating

7.98¢ per kWh

Peak Shave is a water heating program for those situations when space for an off-peak system is limited or the customer prefers less control, but can still enjoy a reduced rate on their water heating.

The minimum capacity to qualify is 50 gallons. Interruptions can occur any time of day, with an 8 hour maximum per day.

For more info, contact Energy Services at 218-429-0432 or 888-433-4279.


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