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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.

Ten ways to save energy in the laundry roomTen ways to save energy in the laundry room

Ten ways to save energy in the laundry room

June 28, 2021, Guest Blogger

Your clothes washer and dryer account for a significant portion of energy consumption from major appliances, and let’s face it––laundry is no one’s favorite chore.

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Summer load control to begin May 1Summer load control to begin May 1

Summer load control to begin May 1

April 29, 2021, Jeph Novak

Wright-Hennepin (WH) will switch its winter Energy-Saving Program to summer load management on May 1.

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Stay cozy this winterStay cozy this winter

Stay cozy this winter

January 26, 2021, Guest Blogger

When you're feeling chilly at home, there are several budget-friendly ways you can keep comfortable without turning up the thermostat.

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WH to change legacy air conditioning programsWH to change legacy air conditioning programs

WH to change legacy air conditioning programs

December 21, 2020, Jeph Novak

WH recently conducted an evaluation with an outside consultant regarding our three Energy-Saving Air Conditioning (AC) programs.

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This holiday brought to you by electricityThis holiday brought to you by electricity

This holiday brought to you by electricity

December 14, 2020, Jeph Novak

Decorating with lights, listening to festive music and snuggling up by the fire to watch a favorite movie are a few things that make the holiday season great. Behind the scenes, electricity works hard to power your holidays, and this season is no different.

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Four ways Santa saves energy in his workshopFour ways Santa saves energy in his workshop

Four ways Santa saves energy in his workshop

December 10, 2020, Guest Blogger

This holiday season, Santa’s making the most of energy savings in his workshop, and you can too!

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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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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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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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Managing your energy with efficient productsManaging your energy with efficient products

Managing your energy with efficient products

December 16, 2019, Stacie Nielsen

The Energy Wise MN Store is a great tool to find and buy energy efficient products to help manage your energy use.

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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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Electricity in our livesElectricity in our lives

Electricity in our lives

October 17, 2019, Stacie Nielsen

Electricity is an integral part of our lives and remains at a great value.

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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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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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Electric vehicle frequently asked questionsElectric vehicle frequently asked questions

Electric vehicle frequently asked questions

June 26, 2019, Stacie Nielsen

Want to learn more about the different electric vehicles, how much they cost and ways to save money? The answers to these and more can be found below.

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You can be a Ghostbuster too!You can be a Ghostbuster too!

You can be a Ghostbuster too!

February 11, 2019, Ted Inman

Did you know there could be phantom loads lurking around your home?

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Winter chills and electric billsWinter chills and electric bills

Winter chills and electric bills

January 29, 2019, Grant Bowman

Take control of your energy usage with MyMeter!

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A winter evening: Brought to you by electricityA winter evening: Brought to you by electricity

A winter evening: Brought to you by electricity

November 29, 2018, Guest Blogger

Days are getting shorter as winter sets in, but electricity is help keeping us warm!

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