Dual Fuel Program
Members of Jackson Electric Cooperative can receive a special low dual fuel electric rate for electric heating systems that are wired for peak load control under the Dual Fuel Program. Under this program, the electric heat is metered separately (dual (two) meters) and is switched off during peak demand periods via a load control receiver installed by a Jackson Electric Cooperative technician.
What Is The Dual Fuel Heating System?
The dual fuel heating system is any arrangement of electric heat that is installed in combination with an automatic, non-electric backup source of heat. When a peak control period occurs, the electric heat is switched off and the non-electric back-up heating system is activated to provide heat during the control period. The installation or use of any uncontrolled electric heat, such as a portable electric space heater that may operate during peak control periods is not permitted on either meter under this program.
What Is Permitted On The Heat Meter?
All hard-wired electric space heating, hard-wired cooling systems and domestic hot water systems are permitted on the dual fuel program. Items that are plugged into outlets are not allowed on the program. Loads such as dryers, stoves, hot tubs, plug-in air conditioners, and other non-controlled loads are also not allowed on the dual fuel program. Well pumps used for open-loop geothermal heat pumps are allowed on the dual fuel program if the well will see limited use during load control periods.
Dual fuel peak control periods usually occur on the coldest and hottest days of the year. Winter control periods usually start about 5:00 p.m. and end about 11:00 p.m. If the following mornings are severely cold, peak load control may also occur at that time. Summer control periods usually start about 1:00 p.m. and ends about 5:00 p.m. Cooling loads are cycled on and off every 15 minutes during the summer peak load control.
Please contact Jackson Electric Cooperative to purchase a dual fuel meter socket.