News Release - September 20, 2007
SASKPOWER INVITES NORTH BATTLEFORD RESIDENTS TO DO THE TWIST
SaskPower invites North Battleford 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 Frontier Mall in North Battleford, to the first 3,000 customers who drop by on Friday 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.
"Using Energy Star CFLs is an excellent way not only save on your power bill but it also helps the environment," Health Minister Len Taylor said on behalf of Minister responsible for SaskPower John Nilson. "If every home in Saskatchewan replaced one conventional 100-watt bulb with a 23-watt CFL that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50,000 tonnes a year, which would be equivalent to taking about 7,500 cars off the road."
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 is giving 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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