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Southeast CERT empowers communities and their members to adopt energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy technologies and practices. Join us!

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Southeast Contact

Chris Meyer
Chris Meyer
Southeast CERT Coordinator
Email, 507-454-2691

Northfield ARTech students with Southeast CERT tour group

Recent Blog Posts

Minnesota Energy Efficiency Potential Study
Dept. of Commerce
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 2:05pm
Minnesota utilities should be able to continue to meet or exceed their annual energy-savings goals over the next decade, according to the Minnesota Energy Efficiency Potential Study: 2020-2029 prepared for the Minnesota Department of Commerce and released on Dec. 4. The study was led by the...
Energy Efficiency Holiday Gift Ideas
Dept. of Commerce
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:51am
This holiday season is an opportunity to pick out special gifts that your family will appreciate and that have the added bonus of delivering energy savings and a smaller carbon footprint. When you select appliances, electronics and lighting that carry the ENERGY STAR® label, you can trust that...
Minnesota's electric mix getting cleaner and cleaner
Dept. of Commerce
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:07am
Minnesota’s clean energy progress is continuing at a strong pace! Overall, renewable energy generated 24.9% of the state’s electricity in 2017 compared to 8.4% in 2007, an increase of about 300% in the past decade, according to the most recent Minnesota Renewable Energy Update from the Minnesota...

Southeast Steering Committee

  • Sig Anderson, CURE Board
  • Kevin Bright, Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency
  • Ed Cohen, Community Member & Energy Expert
  • Jared Hendricks, Owatonna Public Utilities
  • Rich Huelskamp, Sun’s Warmth
  • Micah Johnson, Solar Connection
  • Kelly Lady, Austin Utilities
  • Erin Meier, SE Experiment in Rural Cooperation
  • Mark Owens, Mark Owens Residential Design
  • Leigh Pomeroy, Southcentral Minnesota Clean Energy Council
  • Anna Richey, Conservation Minnesota
  • Ray Schmitz, Olmsted CERT
  • Paul Uecker, Farmer
  • Roger Wacek, Independent Contractor

Southeast CERT Operating Procedures

CERTs Supported Projects

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CERTs awards Seed Grants to community groups for energy efficiency and clean energy projects. See projects or learn more about grants.

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More Resources for the Southeast Region

 
Strategic Energy Plan: Each regional team spent considerable time mapping regional energy use and identifying clean energy opportunities in its Regional Strategic Energy Plan. Read all the details on the Regional Plans page.

Minnesotans building a clean energy future

         

    CERTs Partners:

Minnesota Department of Commerce University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Extension Great Plains Institute Southwest Regional Development Commission