In order to assist in the conservation of electric power and to help hold down one
of the increasing costs of providing electric service, your Cooperative has a program
that requires the assistance of its members/consumers (you). It is called the Radio-
Controlled Switch (RCS) Program. This is not a new program. It was started in the
fall of 1974
A special radio signal can be sent to the switch that will temporarily interrupt
electric power to your electric hot water heater, heat pump, air conditioner or
geothermal system. Tim Fisher, our Member Services Technician, will install the
switch, at NO COST TO YOU.
This interruption may occur five to eight times during the winter or an average
of 10 times in the summer. Each interruption may last between seven minutes to several
hours. This will probably occur in the summer between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on days
when the outdoor temperature is 90°F or above and in the winter between 5 p.m. and
9 p.m. when the outdoor temperature is 5°F or below.
These temporary interruption of power should not
cause serious inconvenience
to you. You will still have hot water, heat, and a cool house. If you experience
inconveniences, we want to know, so that we can assist with a remedy.
The use of the RCS has saved your Cooperative thousands of dollars in energy demand
charges and other related costs, since the inception of the program. By holding
down one of the many rising costs of providing electric service to you, the need
for future rate increases will be reduced. This will save you money.
Please contact the Cooperative office to allow a radio-controlled switch to be installed
in the electric circuit to your electric hot water heater, heat pump, air conditioner,
or geothermal system. Please call for more details.
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