Load Management

Electric cooperatives across the state save millions of dollars by allowing their generation supplier, Buckeye Power, to control portions of their use of electricity at certain times through the use of load management devices called radio controlled switches. We do this because electricity cost the most when its in very high demand. When the peak goes up, so does the cost. By reducing the demand for electricity created by electric water heaters, home-heating systems and central air-conditioning systems of our members, the cooperative works to reduce the costs of power for our members.

Do you have a radio control switch on your AC or water heater?

A green light indicates normal operation of the unit (no load control). Load control is active when the red light is on. The red light doesn’t turn off the unit, but cycles it to run less often than a typical day.

Learn more about Ohio Electric Cooperative's Load Management Efforts