Generator Program

Benefits of Owning a Whole House Generator

GeneratorWayne-White Electric Cooperative offers a “voluntary” load control program that will provide homeowners with an incentive for allowing us to control your whole house generator during peak demand times in the summer and winter. Homeowners with stand-by generators could potentially have their power needs switched over to the generator during the load-control time. By participating in this voluntary program, the cooperative will give you a significant discount on your electric bill year round. To qualify, you must have a stand-by generator with an approved automatic switch for our DRU unit to be able to interrupt your power during our peak times. Your generator should also be large enough to handle the entire load for your home. With your whole-house generator in place, you will not be without electricity. You can only sign up for the program beginning on June 1 or on December 1 each year and you must remain on the program for 12 months. The cooperative will reimburse participating members for the number of planned interruption hours exceeding 80 hours per year at the rate of $3 per hour.

You can buy your whole house stand-by generator at the dealer of your choice. It does not matter what brand of generator you have, as long as it is large enough to handle the electric load for your home, which is usually going to have to be a 20 kilowatt (kW) model. This program is not for generators at businesses or farm equipment, such as grain bins or irrigation systems. The generator program is only for residential homes.

We add people to the program on 2 dates per year (June 1, or December 1). If you install your generator prior to one of those dates, you can sign-up for our generator program and begin seeing the benefits of the substantial monthly discount on the date closest to your install, assuming you have met the guidelines for proper sizing and we have installed the DRU unit to control it remotely by that date. For additional details, call our engineering department at (618) 842-2196.

Generator Contract

Dealers/Installers of Whole-House Generators for Your Home