Farm Irrigation System 

Any member of Stearns Electric Association adding a new irrigation system with a 10 hp pump or larger is required to participate in our Interruptible Irrigation Program for a minimum of one irrigation season. For participating, the member receives a discount on the energy rate and demand charge for that system.

This program is designed to help reduce the electric load during times of peak demand. Participating members allow their irrigation system to be shut down in the afternoon/early evening on days that there is a large demand for energy. This normally will be from 4pm – 8pm. The system may be controlled only one time in a 24 hr period and will be reenergized by 9 pm any time there is a control.

When a new system goes on this program, the member has their electrician install a radio receiver (provided by Stearns Electric at no charge) on their irrigation system. Once installed a trained service technician from Stearns Electric will check the installation making sure the radio receiver works and shuts down the pivot.


For Questions or to Sign Up Contact:

Stearns Electric EnergyWise Team

Phone: (320) 363-4630 or Toll-free: (800) 448-1737

Fax: (320) 363-4631