The Renewing Millheim’s Energy Independence Project takes a community-wide approach to energy conservation and efficiency. The overall project goals include assisting the community to achieve greater energy independence and exploring opportunities to implement cost-effective energy from locally-derived alternative sources. Throughout the project, Millheim's energy usage will be identified, and then energy conservation will be facilitated for residents, businesses, schools and public agencies within the community. The project, which was launched on November 6th, 2014, has an expected duration of two years.
The Renewing Millheim's Energy Independence Project replicates the New Berlin Energy Independence Project, in which the community was able to reduce their dependence on costly fossil fuels, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, attain greater energy security, retain wealth within the region, and create new businesses and living wage jobs to produce products and services focused on energy independence. Overall, the New Berlin project documented a $217,000 per year savings community wide. With greater community involvement in the Millheim project, such savings can be made possible for our community as well.
For more information on the Renewing Millheim's Energy Independence Project launch celebration, as well as the energy conservation assemblies in the local elementary schools, please see the Community Involvement page.