Energy Conservation

Using energy wisely not only protects our natural resources, but also helps lower your utility costs. You can accomplish all of these goals by using the many tools and resources that DES offers. Learn how to make your home more energy efficient by exploring these free options.

www.energy.gov - The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. This user-friendly site provides a wealth of information about energy sources, usage, and ways to save energy and enhance the world we live in.

www.eia.gov - The Energy Information Administration (EIA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Energy, provides a wealth of policy-neutral data, analyses and forecasts regarding America’s energy resources. As a DES customer, you will find plenty of information here, from the basics about energy consumption and conservation to complex global energy issues. The Short-Term Energy Outlook, updated monthly, may be of particular interest to you in knowing how to prepare for anticipated seasonal changes and market conditions that impact your energy bill.

www.tva.gov - The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA has renewed its vision to help lead the Tennessee Valley region and the nation toward a cleaner and more secure energy future, relying more on nuclear power and energy efficiency and relying less on coal.

www.tvakids.com – This fun, interactive, easy-to-use site is a great way to educate our children all about energy: how it’s made, protecting the environment, energy safety, and how we can save energy at our own homes and schools. The site features fun games, videos, and even “homework helpers” that will make learning fun for your family!