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

Your Cooperative must have enough electricity ready to meet the period of highest demand. Periods of highest demand usually occur midday to late afternoon in the summer and early to mid-morning and mid-afternoon to late evening in the winter. If we can reduce the level of demand for electricity during times of peak use, we all will benefit!

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. Switch Makes Cents also means lower rates to the member in return for allowing the Cooperative to control such equipment as electric heat, specific types of electric water heaters (for example, tankless water heaters are ineligible, so please check with us to learn what qualifies), 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 participating 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.

How do I sign up? It's easy to participate! Complete the online form below by clicking the "Contact Us" button at the bottom of this page and one of our Energy Advisors will be in touch. Members can also call 1-800-253-5189 to learn more and be connected with an Energy Advisor who will be happy to visit with you more about the program and share how Switch Makes Cents can benefit you.

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Get in Touch

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