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Your source for all things energy-related: the WH blog offers energy-saving tips, maintenance guidelines, program information and much more.

2020 pole inspections August-October2020 pole inspections August-October

2020 pole inspections August-October

August 14, 2020, Heather Reinhart

Wright-Hennepin (WH) performs pole maintenance every year, which begins with an inspection of all poles within a designated portion of WH’s service territory.

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Safety around downed power linesSafety around downed power lines

Safety around downed power lines

July 17, 2020, Stacie Nielsen

During summer storms, a lot of damage can occur, including power lines being downed. And while the downed lines and poles may look like they are no longer working, don’t be fooled.

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Phone scam alertPhone scam alert

Phone scam alert

July 16, 2020, Guest Blogger

NOTICE: WH has become aware of scammers calling and asking members to make an immediate payment or face disconnection of their electric and gas service. Please be aware – this is NOT Wright-Hennepin.

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WH’s bill pay website has been updatedWH’s bill pay website has been updated

WH’s bill pay website has been updated

July 2, 2020, Stacie Nielsen

If you pay online, you may notice an updated look-and-feel when accessing the payment portal.

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EV trends for 2020 and beyondEV trends for 2020 and beyond

EV trends for 2020 and beyond

May 21, 2020, Nathan Karels

Over years, EV sales have increased as technology, costs and charging infrastructure changed. Learn more where they are today and in the future.

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Power line safety down on the farmPower line safety down on the farm

Power line safety down on the farm

April 20, 2020, Guest Blogger

WH wants to remind the community to look up and look out for power lines, especially as farmers enter the planting season.

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Track energy usage during COVID-19 with an energy markerTrack energy usage during COVID-19 with an energy marker

Track energy usage during COVID-19 with an energy marker

April 15, 2020, Stacie Nielsen

With the stay-at-home order in place, it’s likely you and your family are spending more time indoors. You can track your energy use over time using a free online tool called MyMeter.

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Your basic charge pays for lineworker gearYour basic charge pays for lineworker gear

Your basic charge pays for lineworker gear

March 23, 2020, Stacie Nielsen

Your basic charge helps to cover expenses like safety equipment for our lineworkers.

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Getting started with MyMeterGetting started with MyMeter

Getting started with MyMeter

February 24, 2020, Stacie Nielsen

Finding ways to save energy or keep track of how you use it can be difficult. However, WH offers a free program to our members called MyMeter.

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Equipment for sale by sealed bidEquipment for sale by sealed bid

Equipment for sale by sealed bid

February 19, 2020, Stacie Nielsen

WH is selling two pieces of equipment by sealed bid. Bids to be in by Feb 26, 2020.

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Is an EV right for you?Is an EV right for you?

Is an EV right for you?

January 20, 2020, Stacie Nielsen

As electric vehicles (EVs) become more common, it can be hard to know if one is right for you. Here are a couple ways to help determine if an EV is right for you.

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EV charging stations 101EV charging stations 101

EV charging stations 101

November 25, 2019, Stacie Nielsen

Learn about charging stations and ways you can save energy and money.

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WH supplies generator for new Maple Grove Hy-Vee grocery storeWH supplies generator for new Maple Grove Hy-Vee grocery store

WH supplies generator for new Maple Grove Hy-Vee grocery store

October 24, 2019, Stacie Nielsen

WH recently finished installing and testing the generator at the newly opened Hy-Vee in Maple Grove.

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Why electric vehicles? Savings, convenience, environmental benefitsWhy electric vehicles? Savings, convenience, environmental benefits

Why electric vehicles? Savings, convenience, environmental benefits

September 24, 2019, Guest Blogger

Electric vehicles could seem like a difficult switch, but they could be a more practical option than you may think.

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Lighting your way to energy efficiencyLighting your way to energy efficiency

Lighting your way to energy efficiency

August 19, 2019, Stacie Nielsen

Learn about the different types of energy efficient bulbs and what to look for when shopping for new bulbs.

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2019 August pole inspections2019 August pole inspections

2019 August pole inspections

August 12, 2019, Stacie Nielsen

Each year, Wright-Hennepin (WH) performs pole maintenance, which begins with an inspection of all poles within a designated portion of WH’s service territory.

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Reinvesting in our system helps keep costs downReinvesting in our system helps keep costs down

Reinvesting in our system helps keep costs down

July 22, 2019, Stacie Nielsen

We make investments in our system to help ensure we continue to bring affordable and reliable energy to you!

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