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Media: Eden Prairie approves plan for citywide energy efficiency (Eden Prairie News)

Eden Prairie agreed to a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions though working with Xcel Energy's Partners in Energy program. 

Media: Winona continues energy partnership with Xcel throughout fall (Winona Daily News)

Throughout the fall, Winona and Xcel Energy will be partnering to help save energy costs throughout town. CEE is the Minnesota implementer of Xcel Energy's Partners in Energy.

Media: Get together with the Commerce Department at the Minnesota State Fair (Hometown Focus)

CEE is partnering with MN Department of Commerce, CenterPoint Energy, and MBPA  to provide fairgoers information on making their homes more energy efficient. CEE staff will serve as energy experts to help answer home energy questions and provide resources as needed. 

New HVAC Rebate Program Partners with Building Controls Startup 75F

75F is the first partner company to help its customers take advantage of the One-Stop Efficiency Shop® for HVAC upgrades. 

Media: Home Energy Audit - A Next Step in Energy Savings (CUB Minnesota)

The Home Energy Squad's enhanced audit program is highlighted on the Citizens Utility Board Minnesota's blog.

Lighting Rebates Save Over a Half-Billion Dollars for Small MN Businesses

The significant savings One-Stop Efficiency Shop® has generated for businesses and ratepayers confirms that the programs full-service design for implementing energy savings in the small business sector has been a successful approach.

Media: Save Energy and Reduce Costs with These Programs (CIC Midwest News)

An article written by multifamily program coordinator Dan May highlights the programs CEE has to help multifamily building associations and communities reduce energy costs in their buildings. 

Research project selected for funding from U.S. Department of Energy

‚ÄčA CEE-led research project has been selected for funding by The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office. CEE's project will explore using network switches to operate and control lighting and plug loads in commercial building office spaces. 

Media: MN is adopting a methodological approach to grid modernization (EUCI)

Policy Director Mike Bull is quoted in an article about Minnesota's work on grid modernization, specifically through the e21 Initiative. 

Media: Two Midwest utilities achieve high ranking on efficiency scorecard (Midwest Energy News)

Policy director Mike Bull is quoted in an article on the success of Xcel Energy's efficiency programs and what they need to do to continue their success.