Public Utilities Commission
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 2006
“Save-A-Watt” 10% Challenge Winners
Kimberly Mazone, Richmond, who saved between 200 and 300 kWh per month, nearly 30%, said, “Conservation is a really big priority for my family. We have reduced our electricity usage by installing efficient light bulbs, turning off unused lights, and using propane to heat the water for our radiant slab heating system.” She said that they have also recently installed some passive solar equipment. Ms. Mazone commented that they have plans to pursue additional efficiency measures and that the rebate would enable her to buy additional ENERGY STAR® products they could not otherwise have afforded.
Howard Johnson, Jr.,
Deloris Morin runs a small flower shop in Biddeford and saved between 300 and 400 kWh per month (approximately 13%) by shutting off her flower shop refrigerators over the weekends, by using fewer Christmas lights and by installing new windows. She said that she is considering using her rebate to purchase an ENERGY STAR® computer.
Last week, the Maine PUC selected the first six winners of the “Save-A-Watt” 10% Challenge, each of whom will receive a $1,000 rebate toward the purchase of an ENERGY STAR® appliance. Entered into the drawing were all residential and small business customers of Central Maine Power Company and Bangor Hydro-Electric Company who, during the past month, used at least 10% less electricity than during the comparable period last year.
The “Save-A-Watt” Challenge is a joint effort of the Maine Public Utilities Commission, and Constellation Energy, the supplier of standard offer power for CMP’s and BHE’s residential and small business customers. Drawings will be held through March 31, 2006. Customers reducing their electricity consumption by at least 10% are automatically entered into a drawing if their monthly billing cycle ended during the week preceding the drawing.
that 20% of the 160,000 customers whose billing cycle ended during the period
covered by the drawing used at least 10% less electricity and that their
average reduction was 27%, PUC Chairman Kurt Adams is enthusiastic about the
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