Watts News
 Published for the members of North Itasca Electric Cooperative
VOL. 21 NO. 5  -  May 2018

Summer 2018 Load Management Plan

continued

  • Interruptible Irrigation
    1. Total estimated summer control = 60 hours
    2. Control limits = Maximum of 4 hours/day
      i) North and South at 4-8 p.m. or expected GRE billing peak hour
    3. No Predefined load control periods
    4. Other load control periods
      i) Potential GRE billing peak
      ii) Critical peak pricing periods
      iii) MISO market conditions
      iv) As needed

  • Interruptible Air Conditioning (formerly Cycled Air Conditioning)
    1. Total estimated summer control = 60 hours
    2. Control limits = Maximum of 6 hours/day
    3. No Predefined load control periods
    4. Other load control periods
      i) Potential GRE billing peak
      ii) Critical peak pricing periods
      iii) MISO market conditions
      iv) As needed

  • Interruptible Water Heating – 4 hour (formerly Peak Shave Water Heating)
    1. Total estimated summer control = 80 hours
    2. Control limits = Maximum of 4 hours/day
    3. Other load control periods
      i) Potential GRE billing peak
      ii) Critical peak pricing periods
      iii) MISO market conditions
      iv) As needed

  • Interruptible Water Heating – 8 hour (formerly Peak Shave Water Heating)
    1. Total estimated summer control = 100 hours
    2. Control limits = Maximum of 8 hours/day
    3. Other load control periods
      i) Potential GRE billing peak
      ii) Critical peak pricing periods
      iii) MISO market conditions
      iv) As needed

  • Electric Thermal Storage – Water, Space, Pool, Electric Vehicle
    1. Total estimated summer control = ~1,000 hours
    2. Control limits = Maximum of 14 hours/day for South and 14 hours/day for North
    3. Predefined load control periods
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    4. Other load control periods
      i) Potential GRE billing peak
      ii) As needed
    5. Other notes:
      i) The ETS strategy will begin on Wednesday, May 23, 2018
      ii) Some controlled sub-groups will still receive a limited mid-day “bump” as in
      past years (i.e. dairy facilities) but will not receive any additional rate credit



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