Managing the demand for electricity during the hottest days of the summer is critical to maintaining a reliable and affordable power supply. Large power customers who have the ability to shift energy usage and turn off equipment for brief stretches of time can reduce their monthly power costs while helping to ensure electric reliability during peak demand periods.
Our Interruptible Load Credits provide participating businesses with a financial incentive to reduce the strain on the electric system when the demand and price for power surges. By shedding load upon request during high-demand periods, businesses can save money on their energy bill while allowing New Richmond Utilities to reduce demand peaks and control costs.
The Interruptible Load Credits are available to commercial and industrial customers with an average peak monthly demand of at least 1,000 kilowatts (kW) who have the ability to shed a minimum of 500 kW of electrical load when notified.
Participants contract directly with our power supplier, WPPI Energy. Flexible contracts are available for either 5 or 10 years and are customized to fit individual customer needs.
In exchange for reducing energy consumption during periods of extreme demand for power, participants receive a payment each month. Monthly program payments are guaranteed regardless of whether or not participants are actually called upon to reduce their energy use.
During peak usage times, typically occurring in the hottest days of the summer, interruptions will be limited to no more than 40 hours per month and 300 hours per year. WPPI Energy will contact program participants at least 55 minutes prior to the need to cut energy usage and will provide an estimate of the interruption duration. When the interruption has ended, WPPI Energy will notify participants so normal operations can be resumed.
Call us for more details on this energy management program designed to enhance systemwide electric reliability by rewarding large power customers for significantly reducing energy consumption when the demand for power peaks.
For details and eligibility criteria view the Interruptible Load Credits flyer.