Dual Fuel - A Demand Response Program
only 5.85¢ vs. 10.3¢ per kWh during the winter (October - May).
How it works
An electric heating system is used as the primary heat source and is
supplemented during peak demand periods with an alternate heat
During peak electrical demand periods, the heat source automatically
switches from the primary electric heating system to the alternate
heat source. The alternate heat source is used up to 12 hours per
control time on the coldest days of the year and will not exceed 400
hours per heating season.
Primary Heat Sources:
Alternate Heat Sources:
*Portable heaters and wood burning stoves DO NOT qualify as an alternate heat source.
- Electric Mini-Boiler
- Electric Furnace
- Baseboard Heat
- Plenum Heater
- Wall or Ceiling Heater
How to sign up
Ensure the alternate heat source is automatic,
thermostat-controlled, and able to heat the home adequately for up to 400
hours. If in doubt, please contact your own heating contractor.
Contact Connexus Energy at 763.323.2650 to schedule a date and time to pick up the
required metering equipment. You will need to provide the following
- Number of circuits to be used in the breaker panel
- Number of amps
- Identify any existing off-peak or demand response programs
in the home
A one-time installation fee of $50 will be added to your
electric bill at the time of pick up.
Note: Depending on the
installation, additional equipment (such as a sequencer box) may be
required. Ask your contractor for details.
Have a state electrical
inspection completed within 30 days of metering equipment installation.
Contact Connexus Energy at 763.323.2738 for final off-peak inspection. Energy
credits will not be applied until final inspection is completed.