July 23, 2014
In Minnesota, ‘behavior’ programs show energy-saving results
As utilities seek to cut energy use, one of the tactics they’re employing is encouraging customers to modify their habits.
And while data is limited on how effective these so-called “behavior” programs are, some recent reports show promising results.
July 21, 2014
MyMeter™ customer KIUC talks renewables with members
By the end of 2015, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative will be close to meeting its goal of using renewable resources to generate 50 percent of the island’s electricity, the president and chief executive officer of the cooperative said Thursday. Speaking at the 12th annual meeting of cooperative members at Kauai Community College, David Bissell said the cooperative will soon begin receiving power from its 12-megawatt solar array near the old Koloa Mill. And in 2015, KIUC’s 12-megawatt solar array in Anahola will come online.
March 26, 2014
MyMeter™ Littlest User Contest
MyMeter™ and Wright Hennepin Electric partnered up to create the littlest user competition using MyMeter™ to track energy savings.
January 22, 2014
MyMeter™ turns Beltrami Electric members into conservation partners
Behavior-based energy-efficiency programs are, if not the final frontier, a country that utilities have only begun to explore, and Beltrami Electric Cooperative in Bemidji, Minn., is an early pioneer.
November 27, 2012
Smart energy technology gains a toehold in Minnesota
Electric utilities across the state are offering mobile apps and online portals for energy conservation. Minnesota is emerging as a leading market for advanced technology to help consumers cut their electric bills. At a time of rising electricity rates, the technology promises ways to closely monitor power consumption and to reduce monthly bills.
November 27, 2012
Video – New “smart energy technology” helping customers track costs
Pelican Rapids, MN (WDAY TV) – We’ve all sat down with our monthly electric bill and questioned the numbers in front of us, but now something called “smart energy technology” is helping power companies and its customers track monthly, daily, and hourly usage in the home.
February 16, 2011
Co-ops Vie in Conservation Contest
Co-op versus co-op. Member versus member. Staffer versus staffer. Don’t worry. This is a friendly competition.
Two Minnesota co-ops will battle in what they call “The Littlest User.” From April 1 to July 31, Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association in Rockford and Lake Region Electric Cooperative in Pelican Rapids will vie to see who has the biggest decrease in electricity use.