Understanding your load control receiver
More than 40,000 members save energy and money by participating in EnergyWise® off-peak programs. Members receive a reduced rate or credit for allowing Dakota Electric to temporarily interrupt power to certain appliances when electricity use is especially high.
To temporarily interrupt power, Dakota Electric uses load control receivers like the one at the right. Most receivers are located near an electric meter or central air conditioner. The light panel in the center of the load control receiver indicates what loads Dakota Electric is controlling as well as if the load control receiver is operating properly.
What do the indicator lights on the panel mean?
| ||1st Light |
| 2nd Light |
|3rd Light |
|4th Light |
| 5th Light |
| Color || Red || Red || Red || Green or Gold |
| Clear or Red |
| Indication ||Glows during interruptions to appliances other than electric water heaters, air conditioners or whole-home electric heaters. |
|Glows during interruptions to electric water heaters. |
|Glows during interruptions to air conditioners or whole-home electric heaters. |
|Glows continuously to indicate the load control receiver is getting Dakota Electric's signals. |
|Glows continuously to indicate the load control receiver has power. |
If you have questions about your load control receiver or Dakota Electric’s off-peak programs, contact our Energy Experts® at 651-463-6243.