MN Energy Smart

Success Story – Lake Street Partnership

Lake StreetMINNEAPOLIS – A community partnership between Energy Smart, The Lake Street Council, and The Great Plains Institute is bringing big energy improvements to small businesses in Minneapolis. Energy Smart provides services in Spanish and English, and helps companies weigh the value of efficiency projects, increasing the chance upgrades will be completed.

The partnership is making a difference for companies like Welna Hardware. “We’re saving about 25 percent in energy costs for our LED lighting project,” said owner Jim Welna. “Energy Smart gave us the push we needed to get the project done.”


Energy Smart Site Visits: 61
Energy Upgrades: 15
Year 1 Energy Cost Savings: $24,644
Grant dollars distributed: $28,756

Contact Energy Smart today to tap into utility rebates for your energy projects. Contact us at or (651) 292-3902.