Midwest promotes energy awarenessPublished 10:14pm Tuesday, April 3, 2012
CASSOPOLIS — Midwest Energy Cooperative recently donated Kill-A-Watt meters to area libraries across its service territory in an effort to promote greater understanding of energy use and management.
The Kill-A-Watt meter is a popular tool that the co-op makes available as a free loan to members. The easy-to-use tool records various power measurements of a selected appliance or electrical device, accumulating data that allows the user to project the cost of running that item for various periods of time and better understand how use of certain appliances ultimately impacts overall energy use.
“By training library personnel and making these devices available through this community partnership, we are hoping that even more people will take an active interest in how they use energy and initiate steps to better manage their use,” said Lori Ruff, community relations specialist in the southwest Michigan service territory.
These donated meters are available throughout the Cass District Library system, including Edwardsburg, Howard, Mason/Union and the main branch.
Midwest Energy Cooperative is a member-owned electric utility providing electric distribution and an assortment of energy-related programs and services to more than 35,000 customers in 11 counties in southern Michigan and northern Indiana and Ohio.