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Energy Efficiency and Conservation

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North Dakota 's electric cooperatives consistently promote energy efficiency and conservation by offering several energy programs including:

  • Energy Resource Conservation (ERC) loans to help finance energy efficiency improvements.
  • Rebates on the purchase of some energy efficient appliances or equipment.
  • Off-peak programs to save money and cut electric use in times of high energy demand.
  • Energy efficiency and renewable energy rebates through the North Dakota Utility Rebate Program offered through the North Dakota Department of Commerce from funds made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Since June 1 of 2010, co-op customers have received nearly $1.8 million in rebates through this program.
  • Education programs for members on energy efficiency and conservation through a national campaign called TogetherWeSave. For more information on this program and to learn how small steps can lead to big savings, go to

Even though North Dakota's electric cooperatives belong to a larger state and national electric alliance of cooperatives called Touchstone Energy, each individual cooperative is independently owned and operated by its members. Therefore each cooperative's board of directors and management decides on the energy efficiency and conservation plan that best serves its member-owners. To find out more about each cooperative's program visit their local Web site here.

Heating assistance available
If you or someone you know will have difficulty paying home heating bills this winter, a federal program could help.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides home energy assistance to eligible low-income households.

For LIHEAP services, call your local county social services office or contact:
Economic Assistance Policy Division
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
600 E. Blvd. Dept. 325
Bismarck, ND 58505-0250
Phone: (701) 328-2065

Toll-free: (800) 755-2716


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