How can I save money on my electric bill?

The Town of Granite Falls Electric Department offers residential customers energy audits (homeowners only) and energy efficient kits (one per customer, per year) to all electric (no gas service) customers. We also offer rebates on electric heat pumps and electric water heaters to our residential customers. For more information on our rebates including rebate application forms, please see our Electric Rebates Programs page.

 Why is my neighbor's electric bill so much higher or lower than mine?

No two families will use the exact amount of electricity in a given time period. Many factors cause variances in the amount of electricity used by different customers. Some of these factors include the age of the home, the size of the home, the type of heating/cooling unit, the type of water heater, the efficiency of appliances, the type and amount of insulation and the type and number of windows in a home. Personal comfort levels can vary greatly, and since most energy is consumed from heating and cooling the home, thermostat settings can be a major factor in the amount of electricity consumed. For example, some people set their thermostat and don’t change it for the entire season while others move the thermostat up and down. The number of people in a home can also affect the amount of electricity consumed by more electronics and appliances being used, more baths or showers being taken, and more clothes being washed and dried, etc.

 How long will my power be out?

Power outage times will vary based on the severity of the incident. The Electric Department has someone on call 24/7 and 365 days per year to respond to calls for power outages. The response time for all incidents is normally 30 minutes or less.

 Does the Town offer a solar energy program for electric customers?

The Town of Granite Falls offers two types of solar connection: "Buy all/Sell all" (BASA) and Net Billing. Visit our resource library for more inforamtion.