Energy Optimization

Energy Optimization

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Energy optimization means using energy wisely. HomeWorks offers energy efficiency programs designed to reduce the energy use of participating members by encouraging investment in energy efficiency measures. These programs are funded through an Energy Optimization Surcharge on members' monthly electric bills (as required by Michigan Public Act 295 of 2008). Read the MECA Electric Cooperative Collaborative Annual Report for 2017.

These are the types of Energy Optimization programs that HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative offers to members. Each one is linked to the latest program details (and rebate forms, where needed) at, home of the Energy Optimization program.

Programs for your home

* Links to the downloadable applications for Energy Star and HVAC rebates are provided here as a convenience. Please be sure to click on the information links to get all the details before filling out your application. Thanks!

Programs for your farm

Programs for your business

Check into the Residential Energy Services Network - Having a certified RESNET professional perform an energy assessment of your home is a first step in cutting costs and saving energy. A home assessment will identify energy leaks and provide recommendations of cost-effective ways to improve your home's energy performance.

More Resources:

Here are a number of additional external links you may also find helpful: (link is external), a national energy-efficiency campaign brought to you by America's electric cooperatives

U.S. Department of Energy (link is external) for information on renewable energy, tax credits and rebates, and much more information

Change the world, start with Energy Star (link is external)

The official U.S. government source for fuel economy (link is external) information

For schools and students:

Energy Lesson Plans (link is external) from the U.S. Department of Energy

Think Energy! (link is external) from the National Energy Foundation

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