News Release - September 27, 2007
SASKPOWER INVITES YORKTON RESIDENTS TO DO THE TWIST
SaskPower invites Yorkton residents to do the twist and learn about ways they can reduce their electricity consumption and save money.
SaskPower will be giving away 3,000 compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) at the Parkland Mall in Yorkton, to the first 3,000 customers who drop by on Thursday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The giveaway features a 23-watt CFL bulb. These CFLs are equivalent to a 100-watt incandescent light bulb, but use 75 per cent less energy to produce the same amount of light.
"Today, we are taking a small, but very important step forward in helping residents of Yorkton learn how easy it can be to help protect our province's environment and at the same time, start saving money," Minister responsible for SaskPower John Nilson said. "The benefits are clear, the savings that compact fluorescent light bulbs deliver are significant enough that it's important not to wait for your old incandescent light bulbs to burn out. Instead, replace them with new ENERGY STAR® CFL bulbs right away and start saving money every time you turn on the lights."
This event is part of SaskPower's ongoing efforts to help customers find ways to manage their power costs and reduce their impact on the environment. This month, SaskPower has given away 15,000 CFLs at five locations: Regina; North Battleford; Prince Albert; Moose Jaw and Yorkton. Earlier this year, SaskPower partnered with the City of Saskatoon and Saskatoon Light and Power to giveaway 8,000 bulbs in that city.
Over the past two years, SaskPower has implemented a number of educational campaigns in order to provide customers with information they can use to save money, reduce their power bill and minimize their impact on the environment.
During the giveaway, SaskPower volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and address some of the myths about CFLs. For more information on the giveaway, and for power savings tips and tools, visit www.saskpower.com.
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