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Off-Peak Programs - Residential

Adult and child clothes dryerWant to save money on your heating bills? Consider our residential off-peak programs. Our off-peak heating rates are competitive. Our most popular program is dual heat. With dual heat, you have electric heat and/or a heat pump running most of the time. When market electricity prices are high, an off-peak device in your home automatically switches you from your electric source to a backup source such as natural gas, propane or fuel oil.

Thousands of members also have off-peak water heater control, which saves them a lot of money on their water heating costs. There are two types of control – long-term for water heaters 100 gallons or larger and short-term for water heaters less than 100 gallons. You also have a choice between off-peak metering with low off-peak rates or receiving a monthly energy credit.

You may also consider our air conditioner cycling program, which cycles your air conditioner 25 minutes on and 25 minutes off during peak summer demand. Members choosing this option can also choose between off-peak metering* with low off-peak rates or receiving a monthly energy credit.

*Members must have an electric water heater and/or 5 kW of electric heat on off-peak to choose the off-peak metering option for cycled air conditioning.

In addition to receiving a lower off-peak rate, certain new equipment may be eligible for additional incentives upon enrolling in the off-peak program:

Heating Systems

Off-Peak Incentive
($600 max)

Additional Install Credit

Plenum heaters, baseboard, electric furnace, hanging heater, cable floor heat, boiler



Air-source heat pump



Ground-source heat pump




Water Heaters
(100+ gallons, long-term control)

Off-Peak Incentive
($500 max)

Additional Install Credit

Electric water heater



Additional for new construction



Additional for conversion from natural gas or propane



To be eligible for incentives, all systems must have qualified backup, be new equipment, and be controlled on CCEC's off-peak program. Credits will be applied to electric bill after visit from CCEC technician. Please call our energy management team at 800.248.3292 if you have any questions on off-peak or the incentive program.

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Feel free to contact us at 701-356-4400.


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