Free Energy-Saving Products, Rebates Help Consumers Save
Customers reduce electric bills with simple and affordable energy-efficiency programs
ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 21, 2013 – Electric customers are reducing their electric bills thanks to thousands of free energy-saving products and valuable rebates distributed in 2013 by 14 municipal electric utilitiesin Florida.
“Locally owned electric utilities understand that keeping electric bills affordable is important to our customers, so we’re pleased to offer free tools to help them start saving electricity,” said Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) General Manager and CEO Nicholas P. Guarriello.
Electric customers in Bushnell, Clewiston, Fort Meade, Fort Pierce, Green Cove Springs, Town of Havana, Jacksonville Beach, Key West, Kissimmee, Lake Worth, Leesburg, Newberry, Ocala and Starke reduced their utility bills during the 2013 fiscal year thanks to:
- 512 free energy-efficient light-bulbs
- 2,000 free energy-saving kits
- 2,000 free energy conservation DVDs and free online videos
- Nearly $512,170 in rebates to customers for 3,810 energy-saving products
Customers will save 2.6 million kilowatt-hours per year thanks to these programs, enough electricity to serve a small town for a month. An average household uses approximately 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month.
“While the actions we’re encouraging customers to take seem small, like changing a light bulb or installing a programmable thermostat, they add up to results statewide,” Guarriello said.
The give-aways and rebates were funded by FMPA’s All-Requirements Project energy conservation fund. The fund allows participating municipal electric utilities to develop conservation programs that meet their communities’ individual needs. FMPA’s All-Requirements cities created the fund in 2008 as part of the Agency’s Greener Communities, Greener World initiative. In five years, the fund has helped customers make energy-saving improvements that will save more than 15 million kilowatt-hours per year, or 118 million kilowatt-hours over the life of the products purchased or measures taken.
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Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) is a wholesale power company owned by 31 municipal electric utilities. FMPA provides economies of scale in power generation and related services to support community-owned electric utilities. The members of FMPA serve approximately two million Floridians.