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Electricity is the most versatile energy available. We use it to power motors, run pumps, heat and cool our homes, and provide light. Yet, despite its versatility, electric energy has one drawback. It can't be stored. The simple fact is electricity must be generated when consumers demand it.

Western Iowa Power Cooperative must have enough electricity ready to meet the period of highest demand. If we can reduce the peak usage, if we can even out the demand of electricity, it means we all will benefit. The most need comes during a "peak period" usually from 5 to 9 PM. WIPCO's load management program, Switch Makes Cents, offers members a chance to help reduce peak demands for electricity with little effect on their lifestyle.

Our Switch Makes Cents program means lower electric rates to the member in return for allowing the Cooperative to control such equipment as electric heat, electric water heaters, air conditioners, and irrigation systems. By controlling load use, WIPCO realizes savings on our wholesale power costs allowing us to pass that savings to our members through the lower Switch Makes Cents rates.

With Switch Makes Cents, you can help hold down the cost of your home heating, shop heating, electric water heating, air conditioning, and irrigation.

Get in Touch

Contact WIPCO for more information about the Switch Makes Cents program and how to reduce your electric rate.