Heat Plus Program
Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative offers a Heat Plus program which is a heating rate for geothermal, air source heat pumps, or qualifying electric heating systems. All electricity is registered through a sub-meter from October 1 to May 31 and billed at a rate of $.049 per kilowatt-hour, plus a monthly basic service charge of $3.50. This rate is designed to encourage energy-efficient heating systems.
Energy used on this meter is automatically subtracted from the energy used on the other (main) meter, and proper calculations are made, so the monthly electricity bills reflect data collected from both meters and appropriately applies the proper electricity rate. The rate is not available to properties having on-site generation (such as solar and wind) behind the meter (this does not include emergency generators that operate only when normal power is interrupted).
How do I apply?
Notify MVEC of your desire to install electric heat by calling 319-462-3542 or 800-927-6068. Upon completion of the electric heat installation, please contact MVEC to coordinate the installation of a separate electric meter that measures the electric heat usage at your location. There is a one-time $325 charge plus tax for equipment (billed to Cooperative Heat Plus member). A basic service charge of $3.50 plus tax will be billed monthly year-round.
MVEC reserves the right to inspect installations before or after establishing the Heat Plus rate. The rate may be adjusted if the application does not comply with the Cooperative’s rules and qualifications.
Members must apply for the Heat Plus rate within one year of the purchase date (as shown on the member’s invoice). Past eligibility, however, does not guarantee that equipment will meet the criteria for current programs in effect. Click here for full terms and conditions.