Load Management

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.

Load Management Brochure and Enrollment Form ( 140 KB)