Prairie Power

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Prairie Power, Inc. - a not-for-profit electric generation and transmission cooperative in Jacksonville, Ill. - has received the 2011 Inspiring Efficiency Marketing Award from the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) for its innovative display that engages homeowners by identifying low-cost actions they can take to reduce their energy costs. The "Energy Walls" display features two skeleton walls that resemble those of a home under construction or renovation, so visitors can see the location of gas pipes, vents and lighting fixtures. Each wall demonstrates how outside air infiltrates the living area, by using a blower to push air in through common problem areas in the walls, such as un-caulked seams and un-insulated can lights. Homeowners can learn how to identify and address these problems in their own residences. The display also showcases various types of energy efficient insulation and lighting.


IEA-2011_award-release_prairiepower.pdf (81.39 KB)