Up to $3,500 special rebate on a Nissan LEAF® for SMMPA member utilities' customers through Jan. 2

Join us in making a difference!

 

As part of our effort to accelerate electric vehicles in our member communities, we are pleased to share that customers of our member utilities are eligible to receive up to $3,500 off MSRP from Nissan on the purchase of the 100% electric Nissan LEAF®.  Plus, you may be eligible for up to $7,500 in potential Federal tax incentives.  See this flyer for details and restrictions.

 

Simply bring a copy of this flyer , both the front and back pages, along with your monthly electric bill from a SMMPA member utility to your participating Nissan dealership (must be presented at time of purchase). 

HURRY - This limited-time offer expires January 2, 2020.

Discounted LED Bulbs Available for a Limited Time

Be Bright this fall!  Through December 31 (November 30 for Rochester retailers), while supplies last, residential electric customers of SMMPA member utilities are eligible for reduced pricing on ENERGY STAR® qualified LED light bulbs at select retailers

ENERGY STAR-labeled LEDs use 80% less energy and last up to 25 times longer than incandescent light bulbs - but less watts doesn’t mean less light!   LEDs produce bright light for less cost because they use less electricity and last longer than incandescent and compact fluorescent bulbs - saving time and money on replacements.

 

By replacing the five most used bulbs in your home with energy-efficient LEDs, you can save about $40 in energy costs during the first year alone.  LEDs also produce less heat than incandescents - improving safety. 

 

While these financial savings are a big draw, LEDs also offer environmental benefits to help make our community a little greener.

 

Remember, supplies are limited, so get your discounted LEDs before they sell out!  Click here for the entire retailer list.  Discounted LEDs purchased during this promotion are not eligible for our year-round LED rebate program.

Click here for our latest "Current" newsletter

Our newest issue features articles on member solar projects on the horizion, Hy-Vee energy efficiency efforts in Austin, the Agency’s newest wind resource and more. This edition of the Current is available here and in the Financials section of the website.

 

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SMMPA and its Members Partner With ENERGY STAR’s Laundry Campaign

Clothes washers that have earned the ENERGY STAR® deliver superior efficiency and performance by incorporating advanced features that make cleaning easier and more effective while saving money on your energy bills.

 

You can save even more with a utility rebate!

 

SMMPA member utilities offer rebates of up to $100 on the purchase of new ENERGY STAR clothes washers.  Rebate forms are available by clicking here and selecting your utility.

 

Clothes washers that have earned the ENERGY STAR use 25% less energy and approximately 33% less water than standard models and use a variety of sophisticated cleaning methods that deliver on performance while being gentler on your clothes.  Learn more and get guidance choosing the right clothes washer for your home here.

Check out our latest "Current" newsletter

Our newest issue features articles on the changing landscape of the electric vehicle market, APPA safety recognition, member response to extreme cold last winter, and more. This edition of the Current is available here and in the Financials section of the website.

 

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SMMPA earns Governor's Safety Award

Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) will be recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health during the Governor's Safety Awards ceremony on May 8th at the 85th annual Minnesota Safety & Health Conference at Mystic Lake Center. SMMPA is one of 294 employers to be honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council.

"Every day in Minnesota, about 100 workers get injured or ill to the point that they can't go back to their job the next day," said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. "Congratulations to SMMPA for their hard work to make sure their employees are not part of this statistic."

"Working together, we have created a safety culture here at SMMPA, and this award shows our collective commitment to that culture," said Dave Geschwind, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of SMMPA. "I'm proud of our team for placing such a high value not only on their own safety, but that of their coworkers."

Since 1934, the annual Governor's Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with their industry's national statistics, and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program.

Winners are recognized at three levels:

• Meritorious Achievement (170 winners): Incidence rates that are better than the industry average for at least three years, and a score between 50 and 7 4 on a 100-point safety program evaluation scale.

• Outstanding Achievement (83 winners): Continuing improvement and/or a continuing outstanding record with incident rates that are 51 %-90% better than the industry average, and a score between 75 and 90 on the safety program evaluation scale.

• Award of Honor (41 winners): Incidence rates at least 91 % better than the industry average, and a score between 91 and 100 on the safety program evaluation scale.

SMMPA received a Meritorious Achievement Award for exemplary workplace safety efforts in 2018.

The Governor's Safety Awards recognition is part of the 85th annual Minnesota Safety & Health Conference, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. The conference is the oldest and one of the largest gatherings of workplace safety and health professionals in the region. The Minnesota Safety Council, founded in 1928, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Minnesota by preventing unintentional injuries.