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Generator Back-up

The Generator Back-up Program helps farmers lower energy costs. During periods of peak demand, our system may require more power than is normally available. By participating in the Generator Back-up Program, you help reduce the amount of electricity our members need during these critical times by allowing Stearns Electric Association to interrupt your electric service and automatically switch load onto your back-up generator. In return, participants receive a lower energy rate throughout the year.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Generator must be 50 kW or larger.

  • Generator back-up systems may be interrupted for up to 10 continuous hours on any given day.

  • Generator must have a fuel supply capable of supplying 10 hours of continuous run for the generator.

  • Generator engine must meet EPA RICE rules.

  • The interconnection between power supplies must have an automatic transfer switch and must prevent line voltage feedback.

  • Failure of the generator during peak control time will be assessed applicable rate penalties in accordance with the current rate schedule.

SINGLE PHASE SYSTEM

  • Energy rate of 7.65 cents per kWh
  • $40 monthly fixed charge
  • $26.25/kW summer months, $16.42/kW all other months coincidental demand charge
  • Fail to control demand penalty of additional $5 per kW
  • Minimum load requirement of 50 kW

THREE PHASE SYSTEM

  • Energy rate of 5.13 cents per kWh
  • $65 monthly fixed charge
  • $5.75 per kW monthly demand charge
  • $26.25/kW summer months, $16.42/kW all other months coincidental demand charge
  • Fail to control demand penalty of additional $5 per kW
  • Minimum load requirement of 50 kW

QUESTIONS

Call our Energy Services department during business hours at (800) 962-0655.

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