MiEnergy Cooperative has issued a peak energy alert to address the high demand for electricity in the regional power market. MiEnergy asks members to help by reducing their electric use.
When peak energy alerts are announced during energy conservation is critical.
During a peak alert account generators, manual shut down accounts and grain dryers are impacted. Residential members participating in the cooperative's load management programs for electric heating systems and water heaters will also be controlled from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Members with electric heating systems must have a functional backup heating system that is automatic and capable of heating the entire house during load control periods in order to participate in MiEnergy's load management program. Members on the water heater program must have water heaters large enough to provide hot water during the control period.
MiEnergy Cooperative is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative and is the result of a merger between Hawkeye REC, of Cresco, Iowa and Tri-County Electric Cooperative, of Rushford in 2017.