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SWITCH MAKES CENTS

Load Control

Harrison County Rural Electric Cooperative’s load control program (Switch Makes Cents) began in August 1985.  The objective of the program is to better serve members with clean, safe, and efficient electric energy.  We offer a special electric heat rate of .081100 cents per kWh of usage in heating, air conditioning, air-source heat pumps and ground-source heat pumps, water heating, and electric grain dryer heating systems.  An additional $8.50 service charge applies monthly.

There are a number of qualifications that must be met before Switch Makes Cents can be connected at your residence.

  • If you wish to control a water heater and an air source heat pump or ground source heat pump, you will be responsible for control wiring between the auxiliary heat and load control switch and any relays needed for the proper installation of the load control switch.  Installation costs can vary considerably from job to job, depending on your wiring and equipment.  Your electrician may do wiring or Harrison County Rural Electric Cooperative has electricians available to do the job at your request.  If your wiring is done in advance we will install the load control switch and sub-meter at no cost to you.

  • The property owner and the person residing in the home before installation of the load control switch can be completed must sign an agreement form.

  • Our special rate applies only to water heaters, air conditioning and heating systems, never the entire electric bill. 

    We also have a special rate available for irrigation systems. Contact Harrison County Rural Electric Cooperative Member Services Department, (712) 647-2727 or (800) 822-5591 for more information on Switch Makes Cents.