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In October 2016, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation and Blue Ridge Energies, LLC, started doing business as Blue Ridge Energy.

Energy Information Administration - EIA - Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government

Improve Your Energy Efficiency at Home. Use our Home Improvement Toolbox to save money and help protect the environment without sacrificing comfort.

Direct Your Energy helps you understand energy usage with tools such as a heat map, alerts, weather forecast, graphs, and more!

new homes & apartments
A new home or apartment that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has undergone a process of inspections, testing, and verification to meet strict requirements set by the US EPA. ENERGY STAR certified homes and apartments use significantly less energy than typical new homes and apartments while delivering better comfort, quality, and durability.

A home energy checkup helps owners determine where their house is losing energy and money - and how such problems can be corrected to make the home more ener...

Find out how you can make a difference with a rewarding, well-paying and exciting career in the energy industry
Engineering
Engineers are essential in the energy industry, and help improve systems and create more efficient ways to generate, transmit and use power. Learn more about the many rewarding career opportunities to apply your engineering experience and help shape the future of energy
Transitioning Workers
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Turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120°F). You'll save energy and avoid scalding your hands
Check if your water heater has an insulating blanket . An insulating blanket will pay for itself in one year or less!
Heating can account for almost half of the average family's winter energy bill.
Make sure your furnace or heat pump receives professional maintenance each year. And look for the ENERGY STAR® label when replacing your system.
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Bill Gates discusses climate change and three steps we can take to prevent the worst effects of global warming.

Your Direct Energy electricity bill can now track energy usage by the appliance level! Sign up today to take advantage of our energy usage insights tool.

[[asset:image:3225 {"mode":"full","align":"","field_asset_image_link_target":["_self"],"field_asset_image_show_title":[0]}]] Heating and cooling accounts for 50% of the average U.S. household’s utility bill. Take more control of that spending with a programmable thermostat. Programmable thermostats allow you to choose how and when your home’s temperature changes, meaning a greater degree of control over your energy use. With these simple tips, you can program your home for energy savings:

Direct Energy is proud to partner with CenterPoint Energy Electric Houston, AEP Texas, and TNMP to sell discounted LED light bulbs!

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There are many misconceptions about home energy use. Don’t be fooled by these common energy myths.

As this detailed SEIA video report shows, the deployment of solar energy in the United States grew at an unprecedented rate from the end of 2004 through the ...

Researchers have developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a flat, clear surface.

FOCUS ON ENERGY has helped Wisconsin residents and businesses achieve over $730 MILLION IN ENERGY SAVINGS
FOCUS ON ENERGY helps Wisconsin businesses IMPROVE THEIR BOTTOM LINES with financial incentives for energy efficiency
FOCUS ON ENERGY has helped over 330,000 WISCONSIN residents and businesses USE ENERGY SMARTER

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