Hello Oakdale and surrounding communities! The summer heat is upon us. Not long ago you may have been looking at high heating bills from our very long winter. As you might be noticing, it costs money to stay cool too. For most Minnesotans, summer brings the highest electricity bills of the year- typically due to air conditioning.
Two local non-profit organizations, the Center for Energy and Environment and the Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota, will be holding informational events on July 16. There are two opportunities to learn how to reduce your household energy consumption, save money, and reduce your carbon footprint.
5:00-6:00: Free 20-minute bill consultations by the Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota. Bring your electric and gas bills and receive customized suggestions to reduce energy use and save money. CUB staff can also talk to you about renewable energy options or other energy related topics. RSVP for a free 20-minute consultation here. Please contact Carmen Carruthers, CUB’s Outreach Director, at 651-300-4701 ext. 2 with any questions.
6:00-7:00: Educational presentation by the Center for Energy and Environment and the Citizens Utility Board. The presentation will help you better understand your electric and gas bills, provide strategies to be more energy efficient, discuss benefits of an energy audit, and provide an overview of programs and rebates that can save you money.