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Partnering with Manufacturers . Mark Schwantes La Plata Electric Association August 15 th , 2008. La Plata Electric Association. Provide Electric Service Safe Reliable Affordable. Load Management . Encourage Better Utilization of Electricity Not Discourage Further Use of Electricity

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Partnering with Manufacturers

Mark Schwantes

La Plata Electric Association

August 15th, 2008


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La Plata Electric Association

  • Provide Electric Service

    • Safe

    • Reliable

    • Affordable


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Load Management

  • Encourage Better Utilization of Electricity

  • Not Discourage Further Use of Electricity

  • Provide Options to Members

  • Change Electrical Demand

  • Control Electrical Demand


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Load Shapes and Demand Side Alternatives

  • Peak Clipping

    • Reduction of Load During Peak Periods


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Load Shapes and Demand Side Alternatives

  • Valley Filling

    • Building Load During Off Peak Periods


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Load Shapes and Demand Side Alternatives

  • Load Shifting

    • Shifting Load from On Peak to Off Peak


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Load Shapes and Demand Side Alternatives

  • Strategic Conservation

    • Reduction of Sales


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Load Shapes and Demand Side Alternatives

  • Strategic Load Growth

    • Targeted Increase in Sales


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Why Have a Program?

  • Better Utilization of Natural Resources

  • Reduced Energy Costs

  • Cleaner Environment

  • Defer Capital Expenditures

  • Members Appreciate Options


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LPEA Programs

  • Time of Use (WattWatcher) Rates

  • Steffes ETS Heaters

  • Marathon Water Heaters

    Load Shifting Valley Filling


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Steffes ETS & Marathon Water Heater Programs

  • Off-Peak Electricity Usage

  • Affordable Electric Heat

  • Rebate Incentives

  • Reduction of Operating Costs

  • Financing Available


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LPEA Time of Use Program

Summer Season

Off Peak Monday – Friday 10:00 pm to 10:00 am

Saturday and Sunday all day

On Peak Monday – Friday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Winter Season

Off Peak Everyday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

10:00 pm to 6:00 am

On Peak Everyday 6:00 am to 11:00 am

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm


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LPEA Time of Use Program

Watt Watcher / Time of Use

Off Peak $0.042 / kWh

On Peak $0.146 / kWh

Monthly Service Charge $14.00

Standard Residential

Rate $0.101/kWh

Monthly Service Charge $12.75


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LPEA Time of Use Program

  • Watt Watcher TOU

    • 4,225 Signed Up

    • Average Savings ~ $210


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Steffes ETS Program

  • Program Started in 1990

  • Compliments WattWatcher TOU Rate

  • Through 2007

    • 2,140 Units Sold

    • ~ 1,500 Homes

    • 15,300 kW of Controlled Load

  • 5 year manufacturers warranty, 1 year labor warranty through Coop


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Steffes ETS Rebates Offered

  • New installation or conversion from another energy source

    • TSGT $16 / kW

    • LPEA $24 / kW

  • All controlled usage - WattWatcher Rate


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Steffes ETS Program

  • Rebates Distributed:


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Marathon Water Heater Program

  • Program Started in 2003

  • Compliments WattWatcher TOU Rate

  • Through 2007

    • 620 Units Sold

  • Lifetime tank warranty against leakage, 5 year parts warranty, 1 year labor warranty through Coop


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Marathon Water Heater Rebates Offered

  • New or Conversion from another source

    • TSGT $100

    • LPEA $200

  • $25 rebate for timing devices


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Marathon Water Heater

Rebates Distributed:


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Off-Peak Rate $.042 / kWh

Energy

Cost Comparison


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Building Trade

Homebuilders Associations

Parade of Homes – Highlight Steffes ETS and Marathon Water Heaters


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Membership

Customer service and education is key

Become our best proponents

12 month guarantee


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Board and Employees

Board approval and support is key

Employees committed to program


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What does this mean?

  • Use Least Cost Energy Source

    • Watt Watcher Rate

    • Combined with:

      • Steffes ETS Heaters

      • Controlled Marathon Water Heaters

      • Choices of When to Use Electricity



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What does this mean?

  • Use Least Cost Energy Source

    • Watt Watcher/TOU Rate

      • Annual Member Savings (2005)

        • 15 % or $600,000

      • Annual Member Savings (2006)

        • 17% or $700,000

      • Annual Member Savings (2007)

        • 19% or $900,000


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What does this mean (2007)?

  • Use Least Cost Energy Source

    • Watt Watcher Rate

    • ~ 2.9 MW ETS Sold in 2007

    • $70,000 in Additional Margin

    • Power Bill Reduction of $270,000

    • LPEA Passes Savings on to the Members

    • Savings over Propane more than $270,000


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What does this mean?Annual Propane Versus ETS Heating


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What does this mean?

  • Use Least Cost Energy Source

    • Watt Watcher Rate

      • G&T wins

      • Coop wins

      • Members win


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Conclusion

  • Energy Efficiency tied with Steffes ETS and Marathon Water Heaters

    • Reduces peak power costs

    • Defers new plant construction

    • Steadies electricity pricing

    • Secures our energy future