Farmers and producers can take advantage of off-peak programs with their grain sites and irrigation systems. Today's programs are less restrictive than in the past, in large part because of the flexibility added by the Incremental Pricing Plan.
Grain sites on the off-peak program have a red & yellow light that will automatically come on during peak periods along with direct control of bin fans, dryers, and grain handling equipment. The grower then can elect to override the control if power is needed at the site, and the lights indicate which billing condition exists.
Irrigation programs work much the same way, but without the lights. Selector switches can be engaged to control on only red zone conditions, for example, if water needs are deemed too critical for peak power interruption.