Commercial Dual Fuel
The commercial Dual Fuel interruptible service rate is designed for any electric loads where a non-electric backup source of energy is available to be used during periods of interruptions. The Dual Fuel system consists of an electric service entrance and panel connected only to your interruptible electric equipment. This separate electric service for heat has its own meter and a switch, called a socket interrupter, that is controlled by Minnesota Power.
During times when demand on MP's electric system is high, we can interrupt your Dual Fuel service. When this happens, your non-electric backup system must be capable of meeting your energy needs. However, your backup system will never be required to provide more than 30 percent of your energy requirements during any annual period. A radio control system will be installed to interrupt the Dual Fuel service for varying lengths of time.
|Primary Service||4.791 cents per kWh and a $10.50 monthly service charge|
|Secondary Service||5.178 cents per kWh and a $10.50 monthly service charge|
Backup heating systems can be fueled by oil, wood, propane or natural gas. The backup system must be capable of continuous operation to meet your total space or water heating needs.
How to Participate:
Call Minnesota Power toll free at 1-800-228-4966 (Minnesota only), extension 2206, for more information on the Dual Fuel program.