Contact Rock Energy BEFORE Increasing Electric Load

If you’re planning to increase your electric load, please call Rock Energy's Operations Department at 866-752-4550. Our team will gather the needed information and determine whether the capacity of the present equipment is adequate. In situations where a significant amount of new load will be added -- such as adding an electric vehicle charger, a tankless water heater, a large compressor, or large machinery for instance -- Rock Energy might need to install larger service equipment or make other changes.


If you are considering increasing your electric load at home, such as installing machinery for a home workshop, please contact Rock Energy first.

Co-op facilities are designed to meet an individual member’s initial load requirement at the time service is started. If that load is increased, the capacity of the present system might not be sufficient to handle it. When that happens, the system becomes overloaded and there’s a power outage. An overloaded system also can damage the co-op’s transformers or your electrical equipment, which might lead to expensive repairs. Our equipment often can handle an overload for a while, but its life span will decrease significantly when the rated capacity is exceeded over an extended period of time. That means additional costs for the co-op and may result in the member paying for the damaged co-op equipment.