Here you will find an array of information and incentives available to members interested in saving money and energy at home.
Red River Valley Co-op Power's PowerSavers program offers many excellent incentives for members wanting to save money on their energy expenses. Remember, certain criteria apply in order to receive the rebates. If you have questions as to whether or not a product qualifies, please call member services at 800-788-7784.Click on the incentive form for a complete list of incentives and criteria for each:
Sample Electric Rebates for Members
|Air source heat pump||> 16 SEER||$500/ton*|
|Ground source heat pump||Energy Star-rated||$500/ton*|
|Electric water heater||Min. 80 gallon; on load management||$300-$650 unit*|
|Off-Peak electric heat||Resistance heat able to shed||$25/kw*|
|Off-Peak electric cycled slab storage/floor heat||Cycled storage/floor or brick||$45/kw*|
|EV electric battery||240V Level 2 on load management||$50/kw/$500 max per account|
|LED lighting (retro only)||Business only||Between $2-$6 per fixture or tube.|
Below are numerous links to help you gain more knowledge of where your electricity is used and how to save on that energy. Remember, with any project, it is important to calculate your payback to decide whether undertaking such a project is right for your situation.
Estimating energy usage and cost
When it comes to energy use, every home is unique. Home construction, the number of appliances, how they are used and the length of time they are used all factor into your monthly electric statement. If you want to get a better handle on where your energy dollars are going, use the following information to begin estimating how much electricity your appliances use.
Since the wattage of an appliance or electrical equipment determines the electrical usage per hour, the first step is to determine the wattage. The wattage of an appliance is found on the serial plate. It is possible that electrical equipment may be expressed in volts and amperes rather than watts. If so, multiply volts and amperes together to determine the wattage.
Example: 120 volts x 12.1 amps = 1,452 watts
Use the formula to estimate usage and cost. Formula is (watts x hours of operation) / 1,000 watts = kilowatt-hours. To find the cost take the kWh x rate. Keep in mind that you are billed in kWh. 1,000 watts equals 1 kilowatt.
Example: A light uses 100 watts and is left on 15 hours. How many kWh are used and what does it cost you?
kWh use = (100 watts x 15 hrs)/1,000 watts = 1.5 kWh
Your cost = 1.5 kWh x $.12 = $.18
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