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Monster Detective Collective

A monster opportunity to boost community engagement

Designed for kids. Made for your public power utility.

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Explore the Two Programs
Explore the Two Programs
Receive everything you need to reach utility customers without designing programs from scratch — that's a $500K value!


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Get an Estimate
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Learn our Public Power Roots
Learn our Public Power Roots
Read about our award-winning beginnings with TVA and partnership with the American Public Power Association.


Program overview

Two energy programs. Endless ways to engage your community.


Public Power Boost Program

Public Power Boost

Created in partnership with the American Public Power Association, this program celebrates power and heroes who make it possible. 

  • Helps kids and families understand the value of public power.  
  • Introduces kids to energy jobs.  
  • Created for Public Power Week.  
Energy IQ Program

Energy IQ

What's the key to building lifelong energy-saving habits? An award-winning program designed just for kids.

  • Teaches kids (and parents!) energy literacy.
  • Helps families save energy and money through energy behavior change.
  • Supports demand response and residential energy efficiency programs.

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities

The Monster Detective Collective for Public Power week was a win-win. [Community partner] Pajarito Environmental Education Center took the Public Power Learning Lab into 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade classrooms in Los Alamos to discuss electricity with students. They talked about where Los Alamos gets its power, why it's important to conserve electricity, and what are some ways to conserve at home. Students were very engaged while interacting with the program and all the monsters.”

Abbey Heyward
Abbey HaywardWater and Energy Conservation Coordinator, Los Alamos DPU

Middleborough Gas & Electric Department

We were looking to get integrated with our community for a while now so once we saw this, we jumped right on it .... We were able to get involved with the homeschooling program, we did the 1 2 3 grade in Middleborough. We also did Lakeville, we were able to do kindergarten through 5th grade.”

[The students] absolutely loved [the program]. They thought this was the best thing. It was pretty cool to see the little things we take for granted every day, like seeing a lineman go up in a bucket, they thought that was the greatest thing in the world. And to see the reactions on Facebook parents. That was the best thing, seeing that they came home from school and had something to talk about.

[It] really gets you involved with the community and it’s such a rewarding experience. It’s very fun!

Dani Taylor
Dani TaylorEnergy Services Specialist, Middleborough Gas & Electric Department

Taunton Municipal Light Plant

Milepost and the Monster Detective team have been great to work with. Not only is the training and set-up really easy, the program is entertaining and educational. The students have a great time with this interactive platform that makes learning fun! Teachers enjoy the change in curriculum and students leave with materials that can continue their education at home with their family. For us, that’s a win-win-win.”

Sonja BritlandSustainability and Commercial Development Manager, Taunton MLP

Manitowoc Public Utilities

One of Manitowoc Public Utilities’ core values is Collaboration – promoting a continuous learning environment for customers, employees, and partners. The Monster Detective Collective (MDC) program aligns with that goal. It truly is an “off the shelf” program that guides employees as we teach children to be good consumers, which will set habits for a lifetime! We love how the MDC program places our employees in front of students in a classroom, a scouting group, or at a program at the library. We look forward to spending time with our local 3rd graders this coming year.”

Cara ZippererCustomer Support Supervisor, Manitowoc Public Utilities

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