PVREA is currently offering several new rate options to better enable energy efficiency and beneficial electrification.
Beneficial electrification is defined as:
The application of electricity to end-uses that would otherwise consume fossil fuels (e.g., fuel oil, diesel, natural gas, propane, gasoline) where doing so satisfies at least one of following conditions, without adversely affecting the others:
—Saves the consumer money over the long run
—Benefits the environment
—Improves product quality or consumer quality of life
—Fosters a more resilient grid
Some examples of technologies that could be beneficial are electric vehicles, air-source heat pumps, certain appliances, and outdoor electric power equipment.
Below are summaries of the options for residential. Options are also available for small commercial.
Normal rates are $.0939, and $24.50 facility fee.
The Lyons Recorder asked for a test comparison, and exactly what the old rates were. The Facilities fee is about $3 higher for the program, but the electric rates are about half price or better. The savings can be big or small, depending on the size of your family, and your willingness to put off high electrical use till late at night. And, if you have electric heat, or an electric car, and such. Fill out the form and they will do an analysis for you. – go here for info
Night Owl Time of Use (residential)
(7am-3pm & 9pm-11pm)
Super Off-Peak Energy*
*First 400 kWh at no charge
Dual Meter Super Saver (residential) – see their page for more info
====== A member’s willingness to change their family’s behaviors and shift consumption patterns to these “off-peak” windows could cut costs dramatically. Can you, or do you set appliances to run during off-peak times? Owners of electric vehicles and smart appliances may have already been doing that. Do you have a second meter for, say, your work shop or barn, water pumps, backup generators, or car batteries? You may want to try the “Interruptible” option. ===== For more information and to fill out an “Interest Form”, go HERE. =====