Energy Management - Commercial

Many businesses take advantage of Cass County Electric Cooperative's low off-peak rates by managing their peak consumption during criWest Acres Malltical peak periods. Most often, a standby generator is used that will automatically transfer power off of the utility, saving the member thousands of dollars each year in power costs. This savings is maximized with the Incremental Pricing Plan, which saves you money by purchasing higher priced yellow zone energy for you when it is too expensive to run a standby generator. Actual savings vary widely, but in most cases, the generator can be completely paid for in offset electricity costs in a short amount of time.

If you'd like to join other businesses who take advantage of this great program, learn more by contacting Chad Brousseau.

Chad Brousseau
Manager of Energy Services

In addition to receiving a lower off-peak rate, certain new equipment may be eligible for additional incentives upon enrolling in the off-peak program:

Heating Systems

Off-Peak Incentive
($600 max)

Additional Install Credit

Plenum heaters, baseboard, electric furnace, hanging heater, cable floor heat, boiler



Air-source heat pump



Ground-source heat pump




Water Heaters
(100+ gallons, long-term control)

Off-Peak Incentive
($500 max)

Additional Install Credit

Electric water heater



Additional for new construction



Additional for conversion from natural gas or propane



To be eligible for incentives, all systems must have qualified backup, be new equipment, and be controlled on CCEC's off-peak program. Credits will be applied to electric bill after visit from CCEC technician. Please call our energy management team at 800.248.3292 if you have any questions on off-peak or the incentive program.

Interconnection Process for Generation Systems

Power lines in wheat fieldElectrical distribution system design varies widely from that required to serve the rural member vs that needed to serve the large commercial member. In establishing a generation interconnection standard, there are three main issues that must be addressed: safety, economics and reliability.

The following documents have been prepared to explain the process to interconnect a generation system with Cass County Electric Cooperative.They contain general overview information, including the process that needs to be followed to connect a generation system to CCEC's system, as well as the technical requirements that need to be followed. The documents can be downloaded as one complete document or individually by sections. These sections are labeled as appendices to the main process document. There are two forms that request data from a member who intends to interconnect a generation system to CCEC's system. Both of these forms can be downloaded in electronic form and the data blanks filled in electronically. If you have any questions regarding the interconnection of a generation system to CCEC's system, please call CCEC Transmission & Distribution Services Division at 701-356-4400 (toll-free at 1-800-248-3292 ) or email CCEC at

Interconnection Process for Generation Systems Booklet

Application for Interconnection of Generation System

Engineering data Submittal for the Interconnection of Generation Systems

Interconnection Quick Checklist

Interconnection Agreement for Generation Systems

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