Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency-2In addition to providing reliable and affordable electric service, Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative also strives to promote energy efficiency. Decreasing the environmental impact of power generation and lowering costs benefits both utilities and electric consumers. We have a variety of programs available to help you use your electric service more efficiently.

Load Management

Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative launched its load management program in 1990. The program has grown to include more than 3,970 radio-controlled demand response switches on water heaters and 5,013 on heating and cooling systems. CMEC’s total demand response program, including interruptible contracts, exceeds 18 megawatts (MW) in the summer and winter months. It is estimated that the load management program has saved approximately $3.5 million in energy costs for CMEC members over its long history.

Rebates and Incentives

Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative helps you save money on the things that save energy! Right now, get rebates direct from CMEC when you invest in a number of different energy-saving technologies and upgrades, including LED’s, energy efficient HVAC upgrades, and more.

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program 2017 

Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program applies to all projects or major appliances that decrease our members electric consumption for our residential and commercial members. All projects are for permanent use within CMEC service territory and may not be resold or otherwise transfer ownership from the member applying for the rebate. A member may only apply for one rebate per calendar year. The rebate will not exceed $250.00, nor be more than 25% of the total project cost. A rebate for residential lighting may not exceed $100.00. The member must provide proof of purchase along with a copy of an itemized receipt. The member must also provide legible evidence of electrical energy conservation or electrical energy efficiency. This program will terminate December 31, 2016 or whenever funds are exhausted. Small appliances will not qualify for this rebate. The Cooperative will review all applications and will make the final determination. The cooperative reserves the right to delay any rebate up to 180 days from the date of the application in order to determine eligibility.

Renewable Energy

Whether it’s installing a wind turbine or solar panel, Coles-Moultrie supports clean, renewable energy sources. With our renewable energy program, you even have the opportunity to sell back your excess generated electricity!

Please download the forms to get complete information about our renewable energy program and our policies.

Rural Solar Champions

Throughout this website, you will see positive stories regarding electric cooperative solar development here in the Midwest.

Home Efficiency Analysis

Want to see if your home is really that energy-efficient? Touchstone Energy has a home efficiency analysis tool that can help you determine what improvements you can make in your home to improve your energy efficiency. Just provide some information about your home, and this tool will give you some quick tips and fixes to decrease your energy use and costs.