Energy Saving Programs

A fresh approach to energy

New programs save members money

Small action can lead to big change. Just ask those members who participated in the new Wi-Fi PowerNap® Air Conditioning and Peak-Time Rebate programs last summer. By making a few changes, most saved energy and lowered their electric bills.

What are the changes that can result in credits on your bill? They are as simple as shutting off unnecessary lights and appliances during certain times or allowing us to control air conditioners through your Wi-Fi thermostat for a couple of hours.

The two energy-efficiency programs focus on conservation and help reduce our need for electricity during peak times. Peak demand for electricity is usually in the early evening on hot days when most people come home and the demand for electricity is high. By reducing your energy usage during those times, we reduce the need for more energy and additional infrastructure (power plants, etc.), which in turn lowers costs.

Where Solar and Storage ConnectOur new and innovative battery storage facilities in Ramsey and Athens Township also help reduce costs. Solar plus battery storage gives Connexus the ability to save the power that the solar panels produce and use that power at times when electricity demand is at its peak. “We are encouraged by our results,” said Connexus Energy CEO Greg Ridderbusch. “In the first nine months of operation, the batteries are performing as we expected.”

Interested in joining the thousands of other Connexus members who are already enjoying the benefits of our innovative energy-efficient programs? Get more information on the Wi-Fi PowerNap and Peak-Time Rebate programs at

Your community, your choice

Forever Rescue

Fur-Ever Home Rescue from Zimmerman is one of the recent recipients of a $1,000 donation through our Your Community, Your Choice program. With this online-based program, you choose which local organizations receive our support.


Co-op cuisine

Harvest Pumpkin DipHarvest Pumpkin Dip

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin
  • Apple and pear slices
  • Graham crackers and vanilla wafers

Beat first five ingredients until blended. Gradually beat in pumpkin until smooth. Serve with your choice of apple or pear slices, graham crackers, or vanilla wafers. Refrigerate leftovers.

Scam Fact

Community Calendar

Driver Improvement Program 55+
November 14
December 11
To pre-register, call 1.888.234.1294
Sponsored by St. Cloud State University
Held at Connexus Energy