Energy

Our goal is to connect all community members to resources that help save energy and money. View the information below, including our new Energy Action Plan, to learn how to start taking action today in your home or business!

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  1. Homeowners & Renters
  2. Business Owners & Renters
  3. Multi-Family Property Owners & Managers
  4. Schools, Nonprofits & Places of Worship

Homeowners and Renters

From adjusting your behavior to replacing old equipment, you can decrease your energy usage and costs, and your environmental impact. 

Schedule a Home Energy Audit

Increasing your home's energy efficiency can decrease your energy usage, lower energy costs, and improve your home's comfort. Schedule a home energy audit will provide energy-saving materials including LED bulbs and weather stripping, an assessment of your hot water heater, and help determining your next steps to save even more energy. Learn more and schedule your visit today. To receive a free income-qualified visit, select the income-qualified checkbox during sign-up if you are eligible per the criteria described.

Sign Up for Energy Bill Assistance

  • Energy Assistance Program: The Energy Assistance Program provides income-qualified homeowners and renters bill payment assistance to help maintain affordable home energy year-round. EAP will also verify your eligibility for an income-qualified Weatherization Assistance Program that provides insulation and energy-efficiency equipment upgrades. Apply online at www.capagency.org/energy, or contact Community Action Partnership at 651-322-3500. Applications will be processed within 90 days.
  • Energy Utility Provider Billing Assistance: If you need immediate payment assistance for home energy bills, learn more and sign up for income-qualified assistance options at Xcel Energy and Dakota Electric websites, or by calling your energy utility provider directly to inquire about options. Please note, state law protects residents from having electric or natural gas service shut off between October 1 and April 30 during cold weather. 
  • Energy Bill Consultations: Free energy bill consultations are available to help you find ways to save money and answer questions about your home energy bill. The Citizens Utility Board (CUB), a non-profit consumer advocate, offers free energy bill consultations. A 30-minute consultation helps the average household save $150 in the first year. Contact CUB at info@cubminnesota.org or call 651-300-4701 ext. 2 to schedule a consultation. 

Energy Savings Tips

Be an energy-efficiency champion at home! Check out Xcel Energy’s 101 Energy Saving Tips and get started today.

Home Improvement Rebates

Discover rebates available for replacing heating and cooling equipment, water heaters, insulation and more.

Home Improvement Low-Interest Financing

Low-interest financing is also available to help fund home improvement projects.

Go Green with Renewable Energy

Learn how to support renewable energy by joining utility subscription programs, installing solar panels and more.

Electric Vehicles & Charging Stations

Once thought of as a luxury product, electric vehicles are quickly becoming a realistic option for mainstream consumers. It’s estimated that by 2040, 55 percent of all new vehicle sales in the US will be electric. Find resources on purchasing, rebates, charging and more below. 

Support the IGH Energy Action PlanIGH Energy Action Plan

On March 8, 2021, the City Council approved the Inver Grove Heights Energy Action Plan, which sets new goals and strategies to save energy and money communitywide. Over a seven-month period, 22 community stakeholders helped the city create the plan through a free two-year collaboration with Xcel Energy. To learn about the Energy Action Plan and how you can take action today in your home or business, view our Executive Summary or the full Energy Action Plan.

Questions?

Email Environmental Specialist Ally Sutherland or call 651-604-8511