Local Utilities Help Customers Reduce Electric Bills
Free energy-efficiency programs help consumers save money and electricity
ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 21, 2016 – Electric customers are reducing their monthly power bills thanks to free, energy-saving products and rebates distributed in 2016 by 13 municipal electric utilities in Florida.
“Affordable power is important to electric customers,” said Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) General Manager and CEO Jacob Williams. “A dollar saved on electricity is a hard-earned dollar that people keep in their pocket. So, we’re pleased to offer tools to help them save electricity and money.”
Electric customers in Bushnell, Clewiston, Fort Meade, Fort Pierce, Green Cove Springs, Town of Havana, Jacksonville Beach, Key West, Kissimmee, Leesburg, Newberry, Ocala and Starke reduced their utility bills during the 2016 fiscal year thanks to:
- More than $487,000 in rebates to customers for more than 2,400 energy-saving products
- 1,550 free energy-saving kits
- Free residential energy audits
- Commercial lighting upgrades, LED street-light conversion projects and other unique programs in select cities
Customers can save nearly 1.6 million kilowatt-hours per year thanks to these programs, enough electricity to serve a small town for a month and potentially save a total of more than $181,000 dollars per year. An average household uses approximately 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month.
The giveaways 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.
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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.