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Energy Assessments

Beltrami Electric Cooperative is your contact for certified energy managers with experience in providing a wide variety of energy management solutions for commercial, agricultural, industrial and residential applications. We identify cost savings opportunities, recommend customized solutions and provide assistance in implementing energy efficiency improvements.

A home energy analysis is often the first step in making your home more efficient. It helps you assess how much energy your home uses and evaluate what measures you can take to improve efficiency.


Energy Assessments for Your Home

The knowledgeable staff at Beltrami Electric is available to help you maximize the energy efficiency of your home. Our team can guide you in creating an awareness of your lifestyle and learn what effects it can have on your energy budget. We can also assist in identifying cost savings opportunities and energy efficiency enhancements. By making conscientious energy choices members can improve the efficiency of their home and reduce their monthly energy bills.

By evaluating the member's lifestyle and home for energy efficiency, they can lower their monthly energy bills, and take an active part in energy conservation practices.  This benefit is free to our members, and you only need to call our friendly member service staff to set up an appointment.  The appointments average 1 1/2 hours and you are required to be home to meet and visit with our energy technician.


Energy Assessments for Your Business

Our energy professionals have knowledge and experience of your energy operations to identify opportunities to save you money and improve profitability. If you are seeking to reduce energy costs in your commercial, industrial or agricultural business, we can help. An energy assessment will identify and focus on areas of your operation that make up the majority of your monthly energy bill, including electric technologies, lighting, ventilation, grain drying, irrigation and water heating among others. We can help identify measures that may be taken to reduce your energy costs and how to apply advanced technologies to obtain efficiency improvements.


Kill A Watt® monitor

Image of Kill A Watt monitor available for members at BEC to check outEver wonder how much electricity that big screen TV consumes? Or that old refrigerator or freezer in the garage? You might be surprised how the cost of appliances and gadgets found in our homes can add up on an energy bill each month. A Kill A Watt monitor is a great way for members to see how much energy an appliance is consuming in their homes.

The Kill A Watt monitor is a small, lightweight device that plugs into a typical 120 volt outlet. Simply plug the Kill A Watt monitor into the outlet and the appliance into the Kill A Watt.  Leave that appliance plugged into the Kill A Watt for an hour, and the easy to read LED display will show you the actual cost of power consumed by that appliance.  The unit will also project the cost of continued use of the appliance by day, week, month or year. Members can compare the cost of their appliances to an average energy use cost chart included with the Kill A Watt or log on to to see if it's time to upgrade to a more efficient ENERGY STAR® model.

Members can check out a Kill A Watt monitor at the Beltrami Electric office and find out how little changes can add up to great savings!  Watch this video to learn more!






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