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13069 Orono Parkway
P.O. Box 430
Elk River, MN 55330-0430
Phone: 763.441.2020
Fax: 763.441.8099
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Residential Dual Fuel Program

Electric space heaters are often marketed as energy and cost efficient. They do provide instantaneous heat to the room it’s running in, but consider that the cost of running a 1500-watt space heater is 18₵ per hour. If the heater is run for 5 hours per day, every day, that will tack roughly $30 onto your electric bill at the end of the month.

As an alternative, consider joining our Dual Fuel program to help lower your heating costs.  This program is able to offer more reasonable rates because customers dual fuel heat can be turned off during peak winter periods.

In a Dual Fuel heating system, an electric heat source is used as the primary heat source in conjunction with a back-up heat source such as fuel oil, propane, or natural gas.  When demand for electricity is high, the primary electric heat source is turned off, or controlled, for up to 12 hours per day; not to exceed 400 hours per heating season.  During control periods, your homes back-up heat source will heat the home.  Fireplaces or wood burning stoves are not acceptable alternative heat sources. 

Customers wanting to participate in the Dual Fuel program will be required to install special metering equipment prior to participation.  If you’d like more information on this or any of our other energy saving programs, please contact us at 763.441.2020.  We’re here to help you start saving money on your utility bill.  

Residential Dual Fuel Program Brochure