By far, the cheapest and cleanest energy is energy that is not used. UAMPS encourages its members and their customers to improve efficiency and conservation and to participate in efficiency programs provided through the SmartEnergy initiative.
Widespread media coverage of climate change and pollution has resulted in consumers being more willing to embrace conservation. New appliances and other electricity-consuming devices are becoming more energy-efficient. Homes and offices are also become more energy-efficient. Smart meters and thermostats and other new technologies allow consumers to be more in control of their energy consumption.
Conservation and efficiency hold great promise to decrease the demand for energy, keeping rates low and reducing the need for investment in new supply. See UAMPS’ SmartEnergy program for conservation and efficiency programs.