An Industry/Academe Consortium for Achieving 20 Percent Wind by 2030 Through Cutting-Edge Research and Workforce Training CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1, B3.6 Date: 03/04/2010 Location(s): Minnesota Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office
Verso Paper Corporation Waste Energy Recovery (Sartell) CX(s) Applied: B1.24, B5.1 Date: 03/02/2010 Location(s): Sartell, Minnesota Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
Lower Mid-Columbia/Midway - Vantage 230-Kilovolt Transmission Line Upgrade Project CX(s) Applied: B4.6, B4.7, B4.13 Date: 02/23/2010 Location(s): Grant County, Washington Office(s): Bonneville Power Administration
One of the smartest ways for homeowners to save money on major appliance upgrades is to hook into an energy efficiency rebate program. The Neighborhood Energy Connection (NEC), a non-profit organization in St. Paul, Minnesota, helps local residents take advantage of Xcel Energy’s rebate programs that cut the cost of whole-house energy efficiency upgrades.
An innovative pilot program in Minneapolis, Minnesota, focuses on rallying whole communities around energy efficiency, one neighborhood at a time. Through the program, area residents cash in on a home energy-efficiency upgrade that saves them roughly $130 on their annual energy bill.