Household Performance

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Household Performance Tools

We want to help you better understand your electricity use. With the right information, you can better manage your electricity use and save money on your bills.

To do so, we’re offering a number of exciting new tools:

  • Household Energy Report: The new Household Energy Comparison on your electric bill makes it easy for you to see if your electricity use is high or low, and allows you to compare your electricity usage with a group of other homes in Grand Marais with similar energy usage characteristics. The easy to understand information shows at a glance if you are doing “average”, “good”, or “great” compared to similar households.
  • Energy Saving Tips: In addition to your Comparison Graph, you will find efficiency tips and techniques on your bill that can help you save money by using electricity more wisely.
  • Household Energy Analysis: The secure, user-friendly web portal allows you to securely access your account to track the energy usage in your home and see how much you are spending and how you could save. Here you can view your home’s energy usage over time, conduct an online analysis, view energy saving tips and challenge family and friends to save energy and money. Just login to your account by clicking the link at the top of this page.
  • Mobile Apps: Download the free mobile app and access money-savings tools and tips on the go. Just login to your account by clicking the link at the top of this page.

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FAQs

General questions

Why is there a Household Energy Comparison graph on my bill?

What is the purpose?

What is kWh?

Household comparison questions

To whom is my electricity use being compared to?

How were the homes used in my comparison chosen?

How was the size of my home determined and how do I update the information?

How do you calculate the amount of money that I am spending more than "Average" residents?

What is an "Efficient" resident?

Control group questions

Are all customers going to get this information?

How were the control group customers determined?

Why can't control group customers participate in the program?

Accuracy questions

How can comparisons to other homes be meaningful if every home has unique energy needs?

What if there are good reasons that my household uses more energy?

I have energy-intensive medical equipment or other circumstances that prevent me from reducing my energy use. How can these reports help me?

How can efficient residents use so much less electricity than me?

Privacy/security questions

Can I opt out?

Am I paying for this?

How does my personal information remain secure?

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