Coops Advocate Water Heater Rule Change

Electric cooperatives are advocating that the Department of Energy (DOE) make changes to a new rule that would phase out large-capacity electric storage water heaters from demand management programs.  These water heaters save time and energy for cooperatives and provide significant reductions in wholesale power costs.  Currently, the DOE has offered one-year waivers for the water heater efficiency standards set to take effect in 2015, but cooperatives have argued that the waiver would not protect the water heaters used in load management.  Click here for more.

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