Water Heater Load Management Program
Let ANEC manage your electric water heater's energy use with a load management switch, and in exchange, you'll receive free repairs to your water heater's electrical components as long as you remain in the program! Repairs include replacing heating elements, thermostats and reset buttons.
What is load management?
Energy refers to electricity consumed by our consumers and is measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh). Demand refers to the amount of electricity called for or "demanded" from an electrical system and is measured in kilowatts (kW). Both energy consumption and demand affect electric rates. Peak demand refers to the periods when electric consumers collectively use the most electricity. Generally, electricity prices are higher during demand peaks. By participating in load management, you assist in reducing the amount of power your Cooperative uses during peak times throughout the year which can help stabilize electric costs.
How does it work?
An ANEC technician will make an appointment with you to install a blanket and load control receiver on your water heater. ANEC monitors demand and weather data and when the demand reaches an extremely high level, our office sends a signal to the receiver to temporarily switch off power to your water heater which is typically less than 4 hours. Water heaters provide efficient heat storage and with the installation of the insulated blanket, can still provide hot water for several hours under normal usage.
What will this cost me?
The program costs you nothing! If you join, ANEC will pay for the receiver, the blanket, and its installation! As a Cooperative, we are owned by our members. Our goal is to provide reliable power at the lowest possible cost while encouraging energy efficiency. And you will be working in partnership with your Cooperative to reduce electric costs with the savings passed on to you, the member-owner!
What if I don't like load control?
If for any reason you are dissatisfied, ANEC will remove you from the program at no charge.
How do I sign up?
Contact ANEC by calling (757)787-9750 or emailing us. You should submit our consent form ( 60 KB) which you may send to us via postal mail, fax or email.