A voluntary program where member-owners allow the Cooperative to install a remotely controlled switch on their electric storage-type water heater. This allows the Cooperative to control that heater during peak times of electrical demand system-wide. Any reduction in peak demand results in a savings to the Cooperative which, in turn, are savings for the member-owners.
SVEC’s program included 8,425 switches by the end of 2016. Those devices contributed more than $692,000 toward load-control program savings last year. Since the program’s inception, member-owners have saved about $44 million on wholesale power costs.
Please visit our Load Management FAQs page by clicking here, or going under the “Our Environment” tab at the top of this page.