Clean Energy for All
Hello Maplewood Manufactured Home Residents!
- Energize Maplewood Pizza Party on Tuesday, January 10, 5 to 7 p.m., at the Rolling Hills Community Room. Join us for pizza, games, prizes, and giveaways! Bring your energy bill to the party to get expert advice on saving money and energy during a 20-minute utility bill consultation, then sign up for a free Home Energy Squad visit.
- Free Utility Bill Clinic: The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) is offering free energy bill consultation. Participants will receive custom strategies to reduce energy use, save money, and find eligible programs and rebates. A 20-minute consultation helps the average household save $150. Households with higher energy bills can save much more. To sign up for a free utility bill consultation in person on January 10, or a virtual visit on a dates mentioned below, call 651-300-4701, ext. 2 (Carmen Carruthers, CUB Outreach Director) or visit CUB.
- Friday, January 13 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Tuesday, January 17 - 4 to 6 p.m.
- Thursday, January 26 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Monday, January 30 - 4 to 6 p.m.
- Free Home Energy Squad Visit: You can find out how your home uses (or loses!) energy with a Home Energy Squad visit. During the visit energy experts install energy-saving measures like LED bulbs, a programmable thermostat, and more to help you reduce energy use - and that means saving money on your energy bill. Learn everything you need to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer in your home. To sign up for a free Home Energy Squad visit on one of the dates mentioned below, or another date, call 651-328-6220 or visit Xcel Energy - Home Energy Squad.
- Wednesday, March 1 – 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m.
- Friday, March 3 – 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m.
- Monday, March 6 - 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 8 - 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m.
About the Program
The City of Maplewood received a Metro Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) seed grant for the Clean Energy for All program. The program is designed to reduce the energy burden for residents living in manufactured homes.
Maplewood and its partners Xcel Energy, Center for Energy and Environment, and Citizen's Utility Board (CUB) will conduct energy outreach opportunities at three manufactured home park communities with over 800 households. The energy outreach will include Home Energy Squad visits, utility bill consultations, and a report on each household's eligibility for other energy resources and programs.
The next phase of the program includes the Clean Energy for All study. Climate and Energy Planning Consultants at paleBLUEdot, LLC, will research creative ideas and a next-step action plan to reduce energy use and energy poverty, and advance solar benefits, for residents living in manufactured homes.