News Release - September 21, 2007
SASKPOWER INVITES PRINCE ALBERT RESIDENTS TO DO THE TWIST
SaskPower invites Prince Albert 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 Gateway Mall in Prince Albert, to the first 3,000 customers who drop by on Saturday, 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 CFL's is one of the smartest investments people can make, not only for the sake of their wallets but for the sake of the environment," Regional Economic and Co-operative Development Minister Lon Borgerson said on behalf of Minister responsible for SaskPower John Nilson. "I'd encourage people not to wait for their older incandescent bulbs to burn out before they install CFLs. If every home in the province used one of the 23-watt CFLs, like the ones we're giving away today, to replace a conventional 100-watt bulb, enough electricity would be saved to power more than 7,000 homes for a year."
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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