Energy production and consumption patterns and planning: A case of Northeast Minnesota

Felix Amenumey, Melissa Pawlisch, Okechukwu Ukaga

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The Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) is a project designed to give local citizens and other stakeholders a voice in planning and determining their energy future. In total, there are seven CERTs operating in seven regions across Minnesota, USA. CERTs connect citizens with technical expertise to facilitate planning and implementation of energy conservation and renewable energy projects. These technical resources are helping the teams identify and prioritize the most appropriate and cost-effective opportunities within their regions. This paper will describe one of these energy teams (the Northeast CERT) and its efforts in promoting clean energy production and conservation. A key product of the Northeast CERT is a strategic energy plan that highlights the region's top energy priorities. As part of its project priorities, the Northeast Minnesota CERT is working to set up demonstration projects at every school and community in the region. Toward this goal, the team is currently collaborating with two schools in the region to set up renewable energy projects such as wind and solar, which in turn would help students to understand that renewables and conservation can and should be an integral part of our energy system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-391
Number of pages19
JournalEnergy and Environment
Volume18
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

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Energy production and consumption patterns and planning : A case of Northeast Minnesota. / Amenumey, Felix; Pawlisch, Melissa; Ukaga, Okechukwu.

In: Energy and Environment, Vol. 18, No. 3-4, 01.01.2007, p. 373-391.

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