2013 Energy Efficiency News for South Dakotans

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September 2013
Heartland Consumer Power District awards energy efficiency grant to city of Groton
The city of Groton, S.D., recently received an energy efficiency grant for $1,500 from Heartland Consumers Power District to assist with the installation of more efficient lighting at the city shop. ... (read more)

May 2013

Black Hills Power brings the Power of Trees to five Black Hills area locations
Black Hills Power employees and community volunteers will plant 80 trees in five Black Hills area locations, to bring home the point that almost anyone can increase the beauty and value of their property and support the environment, just by planting a tree. ... (read more)
 
April 2013
MidAmerican Energy Co. offers new 2013 residential equipment rebates for South Dakota
MidAmerican Energy Co. customers in South Dakota will see more rebates available on energy-efficient residential equipment this year. The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission approved the addition of natural gas furnace and ground-source heat pump rebates for equipment purchased between Jan. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2013. Specific rebate amounts based off energy efficiency ratings can be found at www.midamericanenergy.com/ee/sd_res_rebates.aspx. ... (read more)

March 2013

Missouri River Energy Services names Nystrom Electrical Contracting as first recipient of energy efficiency award
Many commercial and industrial facilities in Pierre, S.D., and Fort Pierre, S.D., have been busy upgrading their lighting systems in an effort to lower monthly operating costs and protect the environment. Lighting consumes close to 35 percent of the electricity used in commercial buildings in the United States, but many businesses here are taking action to reduce local energy use. ...
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January 2013
Heartland Consumers Power District awards grant to city of Arlington
Heartland Consumers Power District recently awarded a $2,000 economic development grant to the city of Arlington, S.D. to help fund the purchase and installation of an automated meter reading system. The new system will allow the city to more effectively utilize their current load management system, as well as provide cost savings. ... (read more)
Otter Tail offers tips for buying and using portable electric space heaters
Many people use supplemental heaters to add comfort to selected areas of their homes rather than raise overall indoor temperatures. To help ensure efficiency and safety, Otter Tail Power Co. offers these tips for buying and using portable electric space heaters. ... (read more)
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