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Dave Opsahl with the Willmar Municipal Utilities shows a selection of energy-efficient light bulbs during a demonstration in September 2005. Energy Smart of Minnesota is helping connect businesses with utilities offering assistance and rebates to save energy and cut costs. (Tribune file photo)

For business, saving energy has never been smarter


WILLMAR -- Saving energy is smart business.

And it has never been easier, thanks to a new law taking effect his year.

It requires utilities across the state to save the energy equivalent of roughly 1.5 percent of their retail sales each year. To meet that mandate, utilities are offering rebates and incentives through Conservation Improvement Programs to help customers cut their energy usage.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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