2009 Energy Efficiency News for South Dakotans


November 2009
Energy efficiency rebates, federal tax credits benefit MidAmerican Energy Company customers
MidAmerican Energy Company offers a variety of energy efficiency programs aimed at helping residential, commercial and industrial customers reduce energy use and save money in the process. ... (read more)
October 2009
Energy Smart helps make state among "most improved"
South Dakota's energy efficiency ranking took a giant leap upward, landing it in the most improved category in a newly released American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy survey. ... (read more)
Home Weatherization Saves Energy Many Weatherization Measures Are Simple & Low Cost
Air leaks resulting from a home that's not adequately weatherized are responsible for the greatest loss of a home's heated or cooled inside air ... (read more)
September 2009
Extreme Energy Home Makeover Winner Announced
Rod and Kari Schmidt will soon see lower energy bills thanks to a home makeover contest sponsored by Heartland Consumers Power District of Madison. The Schmidts were announced Sept . 11 at the Colman-Egan home football game as the winners of the Extreme Energy Home Makeover. ... (read more)
August 2009
Finalists Chosen in Extreme Energy Home Makeover
Three lucky homeowners in Colman, S.D., will have free energy audits performed on their homes as a result of Heartland Consumers Power District's Extreme Energy Home Makeover. One of those homeowners will go on to win the grand prize $25,000 home energy makeover. ... (read more)
July 2009
Bright Energy Solutions(SM) Web site provides one-stop resource for energy efficiency
Missouri River Energy Services launched a redesigned Web site that serves as a one-stop resource for energy efficiency information. Bright Energy Solutions.com has been overhauled ... (read more)
June 2009
Colman Homeowner to Receive Extreme Energy Makeover
Heartland Consumers Power District announced that one resident of the city of Colman, S.D., will receive an extreme energy home makeover. Heartland is providing the energy makeover as part of their energy efficiency program, Power Forward. ... (read more)
March 2009
PUC approves MidAmerican Energy Company's energy efficiency plan
The South Dakota PUC this week approved a plan by MidAmerican Energy Company to offer energy efficiency programs to its electric and natural gas customers. The plan is expected to save 564,000 therms of natural gas and more than 1.7 million kilowatt-hours of electricity by 2011 and will go into effect May 1, 2009. ... (read more)
NorthWestern Energy Offers Builder Operator Certification Training in May
NorthWestern Energy will host a Level I Training Session for Building Operator Certification, May 18-22, 2009, in Aberdeen, S.D. Topics include heating and cooling, HVAC systems, controls, lighting and energy management. ... (read more)
February 2009

Heartland Launches Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Program: Power Forward
Heartland Consumers Power District is proud to announce Power Forward, a unique collection of both incentives and educational programs to advance efficient practices in Customer communities as well as increase the awareness of the benefits of energy efficiency ... (read more)
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