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Load Limiting

In certain circumstances (such as extreme outdoor temperatures, etc.) the cooperative may decide to exercise "load limiting" capabilities in lieu of a complete disconnection of service. "Load limiting" will occur only where capabilities exist and when service is otherwise subject to disconnection for non-payment. Note: "Load limiting" is not associated with the cooperative's load management programs (in which members voluntarily help curb use during times of peak demand).

What is Load Limiting?

“Load Limiting” allows a predetermined amount of energy (approx. 30 Amps) to be used at your location. If your energy use exceeds this amount, then service will be automatically interrupted at the meter. Energy used by the member during any “Load Limiting” period is recorded at the meter and will be charged to the member.

If service is interrupted…

If the max threshold is exceeded and an interruption occurs, the member must manually restore service by locating the meter and pushing the black button in the upper-right corner. If an interruption occurs twice within any one-hour period, then the member must wait a full hour before service can be restored at the meter. If this occurs, it is recommended that you turn off as many electrical devices as possible in the home before reactivating the meter. Once the meter has been reactivated, slowly bring on smaller electrical loads (such as lights) to manage your peak load. See the table below for approximate amperage ratings for certain appliances.

Restoring Full Service…

To restore full service after load limiting has been enacted, please contact our offices during normal business hours (Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Once all outstanding balances have been paid, full service will be restored.

Payments can be made outside of business hours online, from our app, or via our after-hours service (credit card or e-check). However, we strongly encourage you to make any payments during our business hours in order to avoid any inconveniences.

Approximate amp ratings for common appliances...

APPLIANCE AMPS

Air Conditioners & Heat Pumps

 
  • 1 ton

9.2

  • 3.5 ton

31.5

  • 5 ton

44.6

Heater, Portable

14.5

Major & General Appliances

 

 CD Player

0.8

 Christmas Lights

0.9

 Clothes Dryer

14.4

 Computers

2.3

 Dishwasher

11.6

 Fan (Attic)

3.6

 Fan (Ceiling or Circulating)

0.9

 Fan (Furnace)

4.8

 Fan (Rollaway)

1.7

 Fan (Window)

1.9

 Floor Polisher

3.0

 Freezer-Upright (18 cu. ft.)

5 - 7

 Hair Blow dryer

9.7

 Hand Iron

10.7

 Heat Lamp

2.4

 Humidifier

1.7

 Jacuzzi/Spa Pump

12.6

 Lighting (Avg. Resd. Use)

0.0

 Radio/Recorder (Solid State)

0.3

 Range (with Oven)

59.1

 Refrigerator-Freezer

 

  • 16 cu. ft.

3.7

  • 20 cu. ft.

4.1

 Swimming Pool Pump Motor

19.4

 Television Cable (TV) Box

0.2

 Television, Color (Tube)

2.8

 Television, Color (Solid state)

1.7

 Television, B & W (Tube)

1.0

 Television, Screen (45")

1.4

 Television, Video Games

0.4

 Vacuum Cleaner

6.1

 Washing Machine

5.0

 Water Heater

12.0

 Water Heater (Quick-Recovery)

21.7

 Well Pump

10.8

Kitchen Appliances

 

 Broiler

11.0

 Coffee Maker

11.6

 Deep Fat Fryer

14.0

 Food Blender

2.9

 Frying Pan/Hot Plate

11.6

 Garbage Disposal

4.3

 Microwave Oven

14.1

 Slow Cooker

1.9

 Toaster

11.1

 Toaster Oven

15.0

 Trash Compactor

3.9

 

 

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