In 2022, Flathead Electric Cooperative members saved 4,105-megawatt hours (MWhrs) through energy efficiency efforts.
In 2022, Flathead Electric Cooperative members saved 4,105-megawatt hours (MWhrs) through energy efficiency efforts. These savings were realized by residential members (684 MWhrs); commercial members (2,214 MWhrs); and industrial members (1,207 MWhrs). These energy savings are enough to power 285 average energy-use homes in our area!
The Co-op’s Energy Services department, which advises all members on issues including EV chargers, solar panels, generators, and lighting upgrades, worked with the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) to issue $862,574 in energy efficiency rebates to these residential, commercial, and industrial members.
Since 2009, the Co-op’s efficiency programs have realized significant energy efficiency gains, totaling about 128,086-megawatt hours. That’s enough energy to power 8,893 average energy-use homes in our area for a year! Since 2012, the Co-op has worked with BPA to issue $16,961,932 in energy efficiency rebates to members.
Co-op members can save energy—and money—by adopting energy conservation habits and installing efficient appliances and heating systems in their homes. Flathead Electric Cooperative can assist members in identifying where their homes may be losing energy and how to proceed with needed upgrades.
In addition, the Co-op works with members to issue rebates for certain energy efficiency efforts. The Co-op reminds members that rebates must be applied for before beginning a project.
Residential rebates may be available for:
- HVAC (heat pumps, thermostats)
- Weatherization (insulation upgrades, window replacements)
- Appliances (Energy Star washers and dryers)
- Water Heating (heat pump water heater)
The Co-op’s commitment to residential energy efficiency efforts extends to assisting members with low-interest, fixed-rate loans to make efficiency upgrades. To qualify for an upgrade loan, the upgrade itself must qualify for a rebate. Loan-eligible upgrades include:
- Heat Pump
On the commercial side, the Co-op supports energy efficiency efforts in lighting, HVAC, insulation, windows, commercial kitchen and food service equipment, plug load, and commercial new construction and building design.
To learn more about residential and commercial energy efficiency efforts and opportunities, call the Energy Services Department at 406-751-4483 or visit the Co-op’s website: www.flatheadelectric.com/save