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Energy Audits

People’s Energy Cooperative offers energy audit services to both residential and business members. Energy audits are performed by trained professionals who help identify where a building or facility uses energy and how that energy may be used more efficiently.

When an approved audit is performed, the Cooperative will pay half of the cost (up to $500) when the member pays for and implements measures recommended as a result of the audit. Other prescriptive rebates apply as well! Three types of energy audits are available:


Energy Audits in Partnership With Minnesota Energy Resources

People's Energy Cooperative has partnered with Minnesota Energy Resources to help distribute the cost and offer a reduced rate on home energy audits for members who receive electricity from People's Energy and natural gas from Minnesota Energy Resources.  The partnership allows for both electric and natural gas usage to be evaluated and effeciency opportunities to be analyzed.  If you are served by both utilities, you an receive a standard energy audit for $50 and a performance energy audit for $150.  Please note this offer is only available to members who receive natural gas from Minnesota Energy Resources.  For more information, visit or call 800-376-0517.


Standard Energy Audit: $240

This audit includes:

  • utility bill analysis
  • thermal envelope inspection
  • blower door diagnostics
  • furnace efficiency / safety and worst case back draft spillage testing


Performance Energy Audit: $360

This audit includes all features of the standard energy audit plus infrared camera diagnostics.

Following the energy audit, both you and the Cooperative will receive a detailed report including the auditor's findings and recommendations for improvements.


You must complete a Pre-Audit Request and Questionnaire prior to scheduling a residential home energy audit. Click here to download the form.

For more information about home energy audits or to schedule one today, call us at 507-367-7000 or 800-214-2694.

For more information about commercial, industrial and farm audits contact Brandon Johnson at 507-367-7050.

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