Help us reduce our community’s energy use and save energy by joining the Intercity Challenge. Compete with your neighbors and other cities in Minnesota! Our goal is to be the city that completes the most number of visits per capita in 2020 to help save energy and reduce our carbon footprint.
The first step is a free virtual visit with the Home Energy Squad (HES). During a virtual visit, an energy consultant will guide customers on a walk-through assessment of their homes via video chat. Homeowners will receive energy-saving tips to start saving energy right away and recommendations for next steps. If your home could benefit from an in-home visit, HES will connect you to the best visit for your needs. Two types of in-home visits are offered:
- Energy Saver Visit: Intended for newer houses (built from 2000 on), mobile homes, condos and renters.
- Energy Planner Visit: Recommended for homes built before 2000.
Frequently asked questions
What is the Home Energy Squad?
The Home Energy Squad is a joint program offered by Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy to help customers reduce energy use. To qualify for a visit, you must live in a single family, duplex, triplex or fourplex home, and be a Minnesota electric customer of Xcel Energy, and an Xcel Energy or CenterPoint Energy natural gas customer.
What is the intercity challenge?
Woodbury joined fourteen other Minnesota cities to challenge residents to increase their home energy efficiency with the Home Energy Squad. By learning more about your home’s energy use, you can be better stewards of our resources and increase your home’s comfort by making small improvements.
Each participating city is tracking their community’s Home Energy Squad sign-ups. At the end of 2020, the city with the highest participation per capita wins. A traveling trophy will be on display for the winning city.
How do I sign up?
Call 651-328-6220 to schedule your visit or sign up online.
Why sign up?
Many of us are spending more time at home and using more energy. A free virtual Home Energy Squad visit will help you learn how your home uses energy, reduce heating and cooling costs, improve comfort year-round and connect you with additional energy-saving resources.