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By participating in MiEnergy's load management program for water heaters you can save money. Rather than starting up a power plant for a short period of time or purchasing power from the wholesale market when prices are expensive, electric demand is reduced by controlling water heaters. MiEnergy sells electric water heaters that are energy efficient and large enough to be capable of providing you with hot water during control periods. There are basically three classifications of water heater control:
Residential. Water heaters can be controlled at any time with the maximum control period not exceeding six hours in duration during any 10-hour period.
Storage. Water heaters are controlled Monday through Friday (typically no weekends or holidays) for 8.5 hours per day in the summer (5:30 am - 1 pm, 3:30 pm - 10 pm) and 14 hours per day in the winter (11:30 am - 8 pm).
Dairy. Water heaters can be controlled up to six hours, after 5 pm as required.
Should Dairyland Power determine emergency conditions exist, both residential and dairy water heater control times can exceed the six-hour duration. Storage water heaters can be controlled on weekends and holidays during full load control events.