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Energy Fun at the Fair!


Games, prizes, hourly giveaways…and learn how to save energy, too! Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) and Minnesota Energy Resources will be at the Olmsted County Free Fair on Friday, July 27, 2012. Visit our tent from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm for some energy fun and to enroll in the Neighborhood Energy Challenge – our full-service residential energy audit program. The Neighborhood Energy Challenge includes:

·         A Free Energy Workshop. Attendance in our free “Saving Energy 101” workshop is mandatory to participate in the program – and a great opportunity to learn new no- or low- cost strategies to stop energy waste, all while visiting with your neighbors. Free childcare is provided. Workshops are held several times a year, and the next workshop is scheduled for 6:30 pm on Monday, August 13, 2012 at Bamber Valley Elementary School.

·         Home Visit and Materials. At the workshop you will have the opportunity to sign up for a Home Visit, where our energy professionals will visit your home for an hour and a half to run diagnostic tests (like a blower door to test air leaks), install energy-saving materials, and find your home’s best opportunities for saving energy and reducing your utility bills.

·         Help With Next Steps. If our crews find an opportunity for significant savings through installing additional insulation, attic air sealing, or replacing old heating equipment, we can make the next steps easy by connecting you with qualified contractors, financing, incentives, and rebates.

The Home Visit, Materials, and Help With Next Steps are all included for a one-time fee of only $40!

To learn more about the Neighborhood Energy Challenge, visit RPU’s website at For energy-saving games, prizes, and giveaways, we’ll see you at the Fair!

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