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Load Management

Load management is a key component in Wild Rice Electric mission of keeping your rates low. Members who participate in the program receive significant rate discounts but they are not the only ones saving money. All members benefit from this program.


What is load management?

The load management program enables Wild Rice Electric to control electric load during peak periods of demand. The coldest, windiest winter days and the hottest, most humid summer days produce these peak demand periods. Load control may also be influenced by the availability and price of electric energy in the wholesale marketplace. The actual control is done from Minnkota Power Cooperative's office in Grand Forks, N.D.


Off-peak electric heat is Wild Rice Electric's primary load management program. Off-peak customers allow Wild Rice Electric to switch their electric heat to an alternative heat source for a significantly reduced rate. Off-peak customers also have the option to have their water heaters controlled and receive a monthly credit on their bill.


For more information about Wild Rice Electric's load management program, call our office at (800) 244-5709 and ask for member services.


Minnkota's Load Management Information

To obtain the latest information regarding Minnkota Power's load control plans, the current state of the load management system, the last 30 hours of control and the last switching cycle, Click Here.


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The mission of Wild Rice Electric Cooperative is to promote an ever-improving way of life for our members by providing quality cost-effective services.

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502 North Main

P.O. Box 438

Mahnomen, MN 56557

Mahnomen, MN



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