Energy efficiency and conservation
At Great River Energy we recognize that demand side management is a less expensive energy solution than building new power plants. Demand side management is a two-fold instrument we use to help our members manage their energy use. Energy conservation, using less energy, and energy efficiency, using energy wisely, is one component of demand side management. The other piece is load management, also called demand response management.
The following resources will help consumers learn more about their electricity use and present behaviors and technologies to conserve energy.
Minnesota's electric utilities have a common goal of saving the equivalent of 1.5 percent of their annual, average energy sales through energy efficiency and energy conservation program participation.
Energy efficiency is using a technology to reduce your energy consumption and save you money.Learn more »
Conservation is changing your behavior to reduce your energy consumption and save money. It may require you to do with less, make slight concessions, or change your lifestyle in some way.Learn more »
The cost of electricity is constantly changing. The kilowatt-hour delivered at dinner time is far more expensive than the one delivered at midnight. Our load management programs exist to take advantage of that cost difference.Learn more »
We review our rates and rate structure annually to ensure that our organization remains a viable business and that we continue to meet the needs of our members.Learn more »