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Join Minnesota Power as we champion the Duluth Energy Challenge and the city’s efforts to cut its energy use. As part of the challenge, residents are being asked to be energy-saving heroes!

Defeat these energy villains!

Click on a villain below to learn about them and how you can be an energy-saving hero.

The Abominable Dust Monster
Be an Energy Saving Hero

Clean coils on refrigerators, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers to keep appliances running efficiently.

Replace furnace filters on a regular basis.

Have your furnace tuned up and cleaned every other year to keep it running efficiently.

The Abominable Dust Monster
Be an Energy Saving Hero

Turn off TVs, lights, radios and other devices when not in use.

Unplug electronic equipment when not in use.

Use a smart power strip to help avoid "vampire draw" or "phantom load" (aka, the wrath of Lord Socket and wasted energy!).

The Abominable Dust Monster
  Be an Energy Saving Hero

Make the switch from incandescent bulbs to CFL or LED bulbs for better efficiency.

Choose lighting options with the ENERGY STAR® label.

Turn off lights when not in use.

The Abominable Dust Monster
Be an Energy Saving Hero

Pick ENERGY STAR® appliances and take advantage of Minnesota Power rebates.

Recycle your old refrigerator and receive a $50 reward.

Choose an energy-efficient motor for your furnace and get a Minnesota Power rebate.




Make it Happen!

Introducing the Happen app, a free app that can help you become an energy-saving hero!

Search "Accelerated Innovations" in your app store and download the FREE Happen app. You'll be able to take our pledge to be an energy-saving hero, earn points by completing actions, and stay updated on special events right here in our community!


Duluth is one of 50 cities nationwide vying for the Georgetown University Energy Prize over a two-year period. The community that saves the most energy and comes up with great energy-saving ideas other cities can adopt will receive $5 million.

It begins with you!

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