Approximately 75% of irrigation members participate in the load management program. This program is designed and closely controlled to reduce the peak use when power is the most expensive. A portion of these savings are passed on to irrigation members who are enrolled prior to April 1, by reducing the horsepower cost by $1.00/hp per month. To learn more about the background of this program, click here.
Members are currently signing up for the 2019 load management season.
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You can sign up to receive text message notifications by texting LM to 830-423-5032.
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If you want to receive load notifications by phone call (and text), you can register your phone number here.
If you've received notifications about load management in the past, you don't need to register your phone numbers again, unless you've opted out of notifications from the co-op.
Facts about Load Management
- Program is only available for meters serving irrigation pumps.
- Member must sign a contract to get reduced horsepower cost from $2.35/hp to $1.35/hp.
- Member must sign and deliver agreement to any Medina EC district office on or before April 1. If a member terminates the agreement, the reduction of $1.00/hp/month must be paid back to Medina EC.
- System peak is directly related to the temperature and weather patterns, which vary year to year. Typically, load management starts on the first business day of June and ends on the last business day of September.
- Load control can occur any day and time as needed during June, July, August and September (including holidays and weekends.
- The co-op makes every effort to notify participants 30 minutes prior to shedding load, and we generally expect it to occur between the hours of 2-7 p.m. However, because of how quickly conditions can change, it is possible little or no notice could be given in certain situations.
Members interested in signing up for load management can request an agreement at any of our offices or call 1-866-MEC-ELEC (632-3532).
Load Management Logs
Load management logs for the past three years can be viewed here. If you would like to see load management logs for previous years, please contact our offices.