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RPU Sponsored Community Education Classes Available

RPU is sponsoring two community education classes covering geothermal heating and cooling and smart grid. Class sizes are limited so make sure to sign up today!


Registration can be made by calling 507.328.4000 or on the Rochester Community Education website.

Residential Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Whether you are building a new home or considering a new heating and cooling system for your present one, consider the economic and environmental advantages of geothermal technology. It is the world’s most advanced, most cost-effective heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for new or existing homes. This class will provide you with geothermal basics: what it does and how it works. It uses the ground as a heating and cooling source-learn how. Geothermal heating and cooling systems can provide greater comfort and energy savings. Find out information on federal tax credits and Rochester Public Utilities’ installation incentives. Cosponsored with Rochester Public Utilities (RPU). Instructor: Arnie Lorimor


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

6:30-8:30 p.m.


What is the Smart Grid and What Does it Mean

The term “Smart Grid” was created after a major blackout occurred in the Northeastern United States in August 2003. Analysis revealed that if additional intelligence about grid conditions had been more widely known earlier, the extent of the blackout could have been reduced, if not avoided altogether. This overview will provide you with an understanding of our current grid, the goal of Smart Grid, new terminology, and what does Smart Grid mean for you as customers and Rochester Public Utilities (RPU). Cosponsored with Rochester Public Utilities. Instructors: Rochester Public Utilities Staff

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