Off-Peak Heating

When is ALP's off-peak rate of $0.042 an economical source of heat?
Propane Furnace
Efficiency
More than $0.90/gal.
80%
More than $1.01/gal.
90%
Fuel Oil Furnace
Efficiency
More than $1.35/gal.
80%
More than $1.52/gal.
90%
Natural Gas Furnace
Efficiency
More than $.86/gal.
70%
More than $.98/gal.
80%
More than $1.11/gal.
90%

Our off-peak program includes both dual fuel heating and storage heating. The electricity used as your primary heat source will be recorded on a separate meter and billed at the low off-peak rate - saving 40 percent on the regular residential rate. The electric heating system for the home or business needs to be a minimum of 5 kW of electric load.

2014 Rates

Off-peak rate: $0.043/KWH

Off-peak heating can save you 40 percent off the regular rate on the electricity that your electric heating system uses.

Dual Fuel Systems

A dual-fuel system uses two independent heating systems to heat your home or business. ALP dual-fuel customers use electricity as the primary source of heat. Propane, oil or natural gas can be used as the back-up heat source. The back-up heat source must be automatic and of adequate size to heat your home or business during peak interruptions. An electric heat source, such as a plenum heater, with fuel oil, propane, natural gas or electric storage heat as the back-up heating system would qualify.

Storage Heat Systems

Like dual-fuel customers, storage heat customers use electricity as their primary source of heat. In-floor electric mats, electric boilers for in-floor hot water heat, and brick storage units are all examples of storage heat systems.

When the electricity for the heat source is interrupted, the stored heat in the floor or bricks will keep your home or business warm. Storage capacity must be of adequate size to heat your business during peak interruptions.

Peak Load Curtailing

Each dual-fuel or storage heat customer is furnished with a control receiver. With this receiver, ALP can switch your home or business from electric heat to your back-up source of heat during periods when demand for electricity is highest during each month. A signal is sent from our office over our power lines to the control receiver to switch to your backup heating system. When electricity demand decreases, electric heat is restored.

Peak control periods greatly depend on the weather. Extreme cold temperatures increase the number of control periods and the length of time we would control your heating system. Mild weather will decrease the number and length of control periods. Typically, control periods last from 30 minutes to 8 hours.

Call us to find out more information about off-peak heating and to apply for off-peak heating. We will work with you and your electrician to get your dual-fuel or storage heat system set up property so you can start saving.

It is important to contact us while you are in the planning stages of your off-peak heating system so that a separate meter can be installed for the off-peak heat.

You may download an Off-Peak Heating Agreement or contact our office for more information.