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Dual Fuel


The EnergyWise Dual Fuel Program is a controlled, whole home electric heating program that helps save money and conserve energy. This program combines two heat sources to best fit your home heating needs by taking advantage of a low cost electric heat source combined with an alternative backup system. With a Dual Fuel heating system, an electric heat source, such as a boiler, is used in conjunction with fuel oil, propane, natural gas, wood or electric storage heat as a back-up heating system to receive our EnergyWise rate.

HOW IT WORKS

When demand for electricity is high the electric heat source is shut off, or controlled. During control periods, your home’s backup system provides the heat you need. Controlled up to a maximum of 400 hours per heating season, with a maximum continuous control time of 12 hours per a day.

REQUIREMENTS & BENEFITS

  • Must have any electric heating system of 9 kW or more, combined with an acceptable backup heating system equal to or greater than the electric system enrolled on the program.
  • Participants receive electricity used for heating at our EnergyWise rate of 5.7 cents per kWh.
  • Rebates available for new heating systems.

ACCEPTABLE ELECTRIC HEAT SOURCES

  • Base Board Resistance
  • Hydronic Base Board
  • Cove Resistance
  • Central Furnace
  • Ceiling Panel Resistance
  • Slab Floor Resistance
  • Slab Floor Storage Heating
  • Hydronic Slab Floor
  • Electric Boiler
  • Fan Forced Heater
  • Plenum Heater
  • Air Source Heat Pump 
  • Ground Source Heat Pump

ACCEPTABLE BACKUP SYSTEMS

  • Fuel Oil Furnace

  • Fuel Oil Boiler

  • Propane Furnace

  • Propane Boiler

  • Natural Gas Furnace

  • Natural Gas Boiler

  • Wood Furnace

  • Wood Boiler

  • Electric Thermal Storage

COST COMPARISON

This EnergyWise Cost Comparison Guide shows the price you would need to purchase fuel at to beat the EnergyWise rate for electric heating.

 

SIGN UP TODAY

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

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