The City and its community-owned power company, Denton Municipal Electric (DME), are committed to efficient use of energy resources. The City promotes efficiency, conservation, and investment in renewable energy.
Since 2009, DME has purchased approximately 40% of its power from wind energy, generated just outside of Muenster, with no rate increase to ratepayers!
Saving Energy in City Operations:
- From 2003-2006 the City replaced all traffic lights with LEDs, saving approximately $35,000 annually since completion.
- In 2008, Denton completed a landfill-to-gas energy project, which provides enough electricity to power approximately 1600 homes.
- In 2011, DME began installation of an Automated Metering Infrastructure, which increases metering efficiency and assists in measuring effectiveness of conservation programs.
- In 2011, The City completed extensive energy efficiency upgrades in its facilities, saving approximately 1,436 MWh (1,436,000 kWh) and approximately $143,600 annually .
Saving Energy at your Home or Business:
The City of Denton offers free professional Energy Audits, to help residents target energy saving measures. Additionally, the City offers rebates (GreenSense Rebates) to help offset the costs of many energy efficiency improvements. Solar electric systems (photovoltaic) and solar hot water systems qualify for rebates. DME also offers a 100% Renewable Energy electricity rate (GreenSense Renewable rate). Information on tax incentives for efficiency and renewable Energy upgrades can also be found on the DME website.
Information and Resources
Call (940) 349-7733 to schedule an audit, or visit Energy Audits
- City of Denton Residents can exchange four incandescent bulbs for four Compact Fluorescent CFL bulbs, free! Offer is only valid while supplies last.
- Broken or burned out CFLs can be picked by scheduling a Household Hazardous Waste pick-up at (940) 349-8700. Home Depot and Lowes also accept burned out CFLs.
(To the left is the duct blaster equipment and to the right is a methane collection well at the City of Denton Landfill. )