City of Saint Paul, MN

07/22/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/22/2019 16:48

7/22/19 - Saint Paul and Xcel Energy Team Up to Offer Free Home Energy Squad Visits to Qualifying Residents

Saint Paul, MN - Today, the City of Saint Paul and Xcel Energy announced a partnership to offer free Home Energy Squad® visits for income-qualifying Saint Paul households. The Home Energy Squad® helps provide smart fixes to households like swapping out old light bulbs for new energy-efficient LEDs, upgrading showerheads, installing programmable thermostats, weather-stripping doors and checking for air leaks - all to help save energy and money.

'We are excited to team up with Xcel Energy to offer free Home Energy Squad visits to residents who need it most,' said Saint Paul Chief Resilience Officer Russ Stark. 'Through this program, we can help build a more resilient, sustainable Saint Paul.'

'Ensuring our city can become more energy efficient will help build community wealth,' said Saint Paul Planning and Economic Development Director Bruce Corrie. 'Partnering with Xcel Energy is a great opportunity that will make a real difference for our residents.'

Residents can learn more about accessing Home Energy Squad® visits by calling 651-328-6220.

Information will also be available at Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Centers that sponsor weekly senior programming including El Rio Vista Recreation Center, Hancock Recreation Center, Highland Park Community Center, Langford Recreation Center, Northwest Como Recreation Center, Phalen Recreation Center, West Minnehaha Recreation Center, and at the upcoming Safe Summer Night event on August 8 at the Arlington Hills Community Center.

Energize Saint Paul provides resources for property owners and residents to increase their energy and water efficiency. As a partnership between the City and public, commercial and residential buildings, Energize Saint Paul aims to make the City the first place that existing buildings can go to make their buildings more efficient, reducing utility costs and greenhouse gas emissions, while making our city more vibrant and resilient. Learn more at