The Omaha Public Power District is launching its second year of a program that provides a credit for customers who use a device that turns air conditioners off and on during the summer's hottest days.
Customers receive a $30 credit on their bill after the district installs the device near the air conditioner. On days with the highest demand, the device turns the air conditioner off and on in 15-minute intervals during a 2½ hour period between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The device is used a maximum of 12 days per year.
Participants in the program also get another $20 credit in September and again in future years. OPPD said more than 11,500 customers signed up last year, reducing peak demand for electricity by 17.2 megawatts.
For more information, call OPPD at 402-536-4131 or vist www.oppd.com/acmgmt. — Erin Golden