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Load Management Program

The Load Management program lets you earn credits towards your facility's monthly electric bill when you allow Tampa Electric control the operation of air conditioning or specialized equipment during critical energy-use periods. During these high-energy use periods, the program assists Tampa Electric by deferring the need to construct additional power plants or purchase power from external sources. Both new and existing construction projects qualify for Load Management credits.

How the program works

You select the equipment in your facility that can be turned off during high energy-use periods without affecting your daily operations. For example, Tampa Electric may briefly interrupt power to your air conditioner, much the same way the air conditioning cycles on and off during normal operations.

At no cost to you, Tampa Electric will install control equipment necessary to temporarily interrupt power to the equipment you choose – such as air conditioning or even specialized refrigeration equipment – when there's a need to meet the demand for electricity.

In return, you will receive a credit for the kilowatt (kW) demand you helped reduce, based on the equipment's rating. The credit will appear as a separate line item on your monthly bill, showing the amount you receive for participating.

You may choose from two Load Management programs:

  • Cyclic: Earn $3 per kW between April and October (rebate paid even if Tampa Electric does not assume control of your equipment).
  • Continuous: Earn $3.50 per kW year-round (rebate paid even if Tampa Electric does not assume control of your equipment).
How to participate

To sign up and learn more about how to get credit for your equipment, call 813-275-3021.

Guidelines
Credits
Equipment
  • Guidelines

    Understanding the Load Management program guidelines

    Our Cyclic Incentive offers $3 per kilowatt demand per summer month for all equipment on the program and is applied to your monthly bill. Cyclic air conditioning control is applicable to business customers on the following rates: General Service, Non-demand (GS) and Standard General Service, Demand (GSD).

    Our Continuous incentive offers $3.50 per kilowatt demand per month for all equipment on the program and is applied to your monthly bill. Continuous control is applicable to business customers on the following rates: General Service, Non-demand (GS); Time of Day General Service, Non-demand (GSDT) and Standard General Service, Demand (GSD); Time of Day General Service, Demand (GST).

    When does the program control appliances?

    • Summer operating season is April 1 through October 31. Normal summer control periods are 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Winter operating season is November 1 through March 31. Normal winter control periods are 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    All controlled equipment must operate on electricity. The initial credit is determined by the inspection date. Tampa Electric inspections are performed at least once a year.

  • Credits

    Cyclic Incentive: April through October
    In exchange for participating, you receive $3 per kW demand per summer month for all equipment on program. The incentive will appear on your monthly bill.

    Continuous Incentive: Year Round
    In exchange for participating, you receive $3.50 per kW demand per month for all equipment on the program. The incentive will appear on your monthly bill.

    Load Management monitoring equipment has easy-to-read indicator lights that let you know when an appliance is being controlled.

  • Equipment

    Load Management BoxLoad Management monitoring equipment has easy-to-read indicator lights that let you know when an appliance is being controlled.

    Red Light – The corresponding appliance is under control.

    Amber Light – During non-control periods this indicates that a problem could exist with the Load Management equipment and a trouble ticket should be keyed to allow the equipment to be checked.

    Green Light – A green light indicates that test signals are being transmitted. This is a normal operation. No action is required.