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Commercial Energy-Saving Programs

Reduce your electric bill by participating in Wright-Hennepin's commercial energy-saving programs. Register for one of these programs by contacting a commercial account representative at (763) 477-3000.

Quick Cash (not metered) Air Conditioning Program

Under this program, Wright-Hennepin will cycle your air conditioner(s), from a remote control unit, on a 15 minute “ON,” 15 minute “OFF” basis. To accomplish the required control, Wright-Hennepin installs a control unit on each air conditioning unit. You will receive a monthly billing credit for the months of June, July and August, based on the amount of cooling tonnage brought under interruptible control. There is no cost to participate in the program. Customer participation is subject to approval by Wright-Hennepin.

Dual Fuel Heating Program

Dual Fuel heating is an option for commercial customers that heat and cool office spaces. Dual Fuel will not work for large warehouses. The concept behind Dual Fuel is that an automatically controlled, non-electric secondary source of heating is used for space heating, when the primary electric heating system is interrupted. The secondary (back-up) heating system must be capable of heating the entire conditioned space. Dual Fuel control can be for up to twelve (12) hours per day. The customer receives a discounted electric rate for all electric space heating usage as measured by the energy saving meter. Customer participation is subject to approval by Wright-Hennepin.

Ground Source Heat Pump Program

For customers investing in this energy-efficient technology, WH offers an “energy-only” (no demand charge) non-controlled electric rate. To qualify, the GSHP system must be metered separately from all of the building’s other electric loads. Customer participation is subject to approval by WH.

Water Heating Program

Under this program, a water heating system with sufficient water storage will have to be installed by the customer. This storage water heater will have to hold hot water over an extended “on-peak” period while the electrical supply is interrupted. Water heaters are typically interrupted for sixteen hours a day, and the hours are usually from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. Recharge is generally limited to eight hours per day. The customer receives a discounted electric rate, for all water heating use as measured by an energy saving meter. Customer participation is subject to approval by Wright-Hennepin.