Residential Comfort Plus Rate
The Unbundled Rate Detail
First 1,000 kWh's, $.10104
Next 400 kWh's, $.07104
Next 3,000 kWh's, $.07104
After Discount Buckets, $.10104
$30.00 Cost of Service
Who is eligible for this rate?
This rate applies to full-time, single-phase residential service requiring a 50 KVA or less transformer, where a Steffes® Forced air system is the primary source of heating (optional cooling with the addition of a heat pump) and an electric water heater is used for domestic water heating.
How does the rate work?
A heating/cooling contractor will install an air-source heat pump as the primary heating source with a Steffes brick furnace as the back-up. Only one panel and one meter are needed for this rate. A Co-op employee will install a demand response unit (DRU) on the Steffes brick furnace that will interrupt power to the brick furnace and water heater and cycle the heat pump during peak energy use times.
The air-source heat pump will be the primary heat source. When the heat pump cannot satisfy the heat calls from the thermostat, heat stored in the brick furnace will automatically be mixed into the ductwork to provide your heat. This is all done without you ever knowing it!
“Go Electric Savings” are shown each month on your bill after you have used 1,000 kWhs. Discount buckets vary based on Winter and Summer. June through September a 3 cent discount is provided for a 400 kWh bucket each month. October through May a 3 cent discount is provided for a 3,000 kWh bucket each month.
How often is the DRU Interrupted?
Interruption varies from Winter to Summer. Based on the past 25 years, this ranges between 2% and 8% of the available hours in a month. If installed properly, members should never notice that this is occurring during Winter. This may be more noticeable during Summer months.
What types of heating systems qualify for the rate?
Air-source heat pump with Steffes Electric Thermal Storage (ETS) furnace.
Dual Fuel Conversion:
Standard air-source heat pump (with strip heat) as primary heat with fossil fuel as back-up to strip heat.
Not sure if your situation is approved for this rate? Call us and ask.