North Itasca Electric Co-operative, Inc

Load Management
Installation Requirements

  1. Fill out an electrical affidavit and mail it to Minnesota State Board of electricity. This is available from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry website, your electrical contractor, North Itasca Electric or the electrical inspector.

  2. Mount the meter socket and radio receiver on the exterior of the structure no higher than 6'-0" above ground level. This is necessary for receiving a good radio control signal and for meter reading and maintenance.

  3. Since North Itasca Electric uses subtractive sub-metering, power supplied to the top lugs of the load management sub-meter must come from the load side of the general service meter socket.

  4. All load management electric loads are supplied by connecting to the bottom lugs of the sub-meter socket.

    • Red and Black wires: Provide power to the radio receiver by connecting 240 volt uninterruptible power to the top lugs of meter socket.

    • Blue wires:: Used to control electric heat and air-conditioning equipment. They are connected to a normally closed relay with contacts that can have a maximum of 120 VAC, Five amp resistive loads. A radio control signal from (Great River Energy) will open the contacts to turn off power to the heating or cooling equipment. The normally closed configuration of the contacts ensures that the customer has power to his/her heating or cool equipment should the radio receiver fails for some reason.

    • Orange wires:: Used to control electric water heaters and/or sometimes storage heating systems. These wires are connected to a normally closed relay with contacts that can have a maximum of 240 VAC, 30 Amp Resistive Load. A radio control signal from (Great River Energy) will open the contacts to turn off power to the equipment it's connected to. The normally closed configuration of the contacts ensures that the customer has power to the equipment should the radio receiver fails for some reason.
  5. Contractor/Owner Responsibilities 

  6. The contractor/owner is responsible for installing load management controls and metering equipment (except for the meter itself) according to state electrical codes.

  7. The Sub meter will not be installed prior to having the system functional and inspected by the State electrical inspector. The meter will not be installed until North Itasca Electric is notified by the state electrical inspector stating service has been approved for service.



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