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  • Heat Pump Newspaper ad in the News Democrat

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    Newspaper Ad on the new Heat Pump Rebates to run in the News-Democrat on November 14

  • Heat Pump Newspaper ad in the News-Herald

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    Newspaper Ad on the new Heat Pump Rebates to run in the News-Herald on November 13

  • Heat Pump Newspaper ad in the Clayton Sun-Times

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    Newspaper Ad on the new Heat Pump Rebates to run in the Clayton Sun-Times on November 13

  • Heat Pump Newspaper ad in the Middletown Transcript

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    Newspaper Ad on the new Heat Pump Rebates to run in the Middletown Transcript on November 14

  • Heat Pump Newspaper ad in the Milford Beacon

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    Newspaper Ad on the new Heat Pump Rebates to run in the Milford Beacon on November 13

  • Heat Pump Newspaper ad in the Newark Post

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    Newspaper Ad on the new Heat Pump Rebates to run in the Newark Post on November 8

  • Heat Pump Newspaper ad in the Seaford Star

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    Newspaper Ad on the new Heat Pump Rebates to run in the Seaford Star on November 14

  • Heat Pump Newspaper ad in the Newcastle Weekly

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    Newspaper Ad on the new Heat Pump Rebates to run in the New Castle Weekly on November 13

  • Ten Energy Saving Tips for The Winter Months

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    Efficiency Smart offers the following ten tips to help you save energy and money during the colder months of the year:

    • Light Your Home Efficiently: You can save $15 annually by replacing your most frequently used lightbulb with an ENERGY STAR® certified LED, or by just turning off one 60-watt incandescent lightbulb that would otherwise be left on for eight hours a day. The more incandescent lightbulbs you replace with LEDs, the more you can save.  
    • Keep Warm Air In: One of the best ways to save energy during the winter is to keep cold air out and keep warm air inside your home. Caulk around windows and door frames, use weather stripping on exterior doors, and have a professional seal gaps where air can travel between the attic and your living space.
    • Set the Temperature: Set the temperature as low as comfortable when you are home. Consider installing an advanced thermostat to automatically lower your thermostat based on your occupancy and sleep schedule. If your home uses a heat pump, set the thermostat at a moderate temperature and leave it there. Heat pumps are most efficient at a consistent temperature.
    • Limit the Use of Space Heaters: Reduce or eliminate the use of space heaters and electric resistance heating, as these are some of the least efficient ways to keep your home warm.
    • Maintain Your HVAC System: Clean or change your furnace filters regularly. A dirty furnace filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep your home warm, which will cost you more money. If it’s been a few years since a technician last looked at your system, consider calling a professional to service or tune-up your unit to keep it running as efficiently as possible.
    • Look for the Energy Star® label: Available across more than 70 product categories, the ENERGY STAR label makes it easy to find products that have been independently certified to use less energy. Save even more with Efficiency Smart’s rebates.
    • Take Advantage of the Sun: Open curtains on your south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home. Close the curtains at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
    • Reduce Hot Water Use: Water heating accounts for a significant portion of your home’s energy bill. Installing low-flow showerheads and washing your clothes in cold water can help you reduce your hot water use. If your water heater’s thermostat lists temperatures, set its temperature between 120 and 125 degrees for safety and efficiency.
    • Use a Smart Power Strip:  Many electronics continue to use power, even when they are turned off. Plug electronics such as your television, video game systems, and desktop computers into a smart power strip. Smart power strips turn off devices that are plugged into them when they are not in use and help save you energy.
    • Ask for Advice: Efficiency Smart’s free Electric Bill Advice program can help customers of participating municipal electric systems learn more about their electric use and the steps they can take to reduce it. Visit www.efficiencysmart.org or call 877-889-3777 to learn more.   

    Efficiency Smart offers business and residential energy efficiency services to customers of participating municipal electric systems. More information about the services and financial incentives available through Efficiency Smart can be found at www.efficiencysmart.org or by calling 877-889-3777.

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    Efficiency Smart helps residents, businesses and communities use less energy and save money through energy efficiency services. Since its launch in 2011, it has served more than 60 communities in multiple states. Efficiency Smart was established by American Municipal Power for the benefit of its member communities. Efficiency Smart was brought to Delaware through the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation’s Energy Efficiency Program for the benefit of its member communities. It is administered under contract with VEIC. Operations are based in Columbus, Ohio.

  • Ten Energy Saving Tips for Energy Efficiency Day

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    Wednesday, October 7 marks the fifth annual national Energy Efficiency Day, a collaborative effort between regional and national organizations, businesses, utilities, and individuals working to promote energy efficiency.

     In recognition of Energy Efficiency Day, Efficiency Smart and DEMEC offer the following ten energy saving tips to save energy and money at home: 

    • Light Your Home Efficiently: Spending more time at home means keeping lights on longer, which can increase your electric costs. Replacing your most frequently used lightbulbs with ENERGY STAR® certified LEDs can save you $15 annually per lightbulb.
    • Keep Warm Air In: Now is a great time to get your home ready for the upcoming winter season.  Caulk around windows and door frames, use weather stripping on exterior doors, and consider having a professional seal gaps where air can travel between the attic and your living space. This will help you save on heating costs and make you feel more comfortable during the cold winter months.  
    • Check Temperature Settings: Set the temperature as low as is comfortable when you are home to save on heating costs. Consider installing an advanced thermostat to automatically lower your thermostat based on your occupancy and sleep schedule. If your home uses a heat pump, set the thermostat at a moderate temperature and leave it there. Heat pumps are most efficient at a consistent temperature.
    • Limit the Use of Space Heaters: Reduce or eliminate the use of electric space heaters, as they are one of the least efficient ways to heat your home. Electric space heaters are less efficient than HVAC systems, and only heat a small portion of a home. If you are using a space heater, make sure it is designed to heat the size of room it’s used in, and look for one with thermostat and timer settings to save energy and prevent overheating.
    • Maintain Your HVAC System: Clean or change your furnace filters regularly. A dirty furnace filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep your home warm, which will cost you more money. If it has been a few years since a technician last looked at your system, consider calling a professional to service or tune-up your unit to keep it running as efficiently as possible.
    • Look for the Energy Star® label: Available across more than 70 product categories, the ENERGY STAR label makes it easy to find products that have been independently certified to use less energy. Save even more with Efficiency Smart’s rebates on eligible products.
    • Take Advantage of the Sun: Open curtains on your south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home. Close the curtains at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
    • Reduce Hot Water Use: Water heating typically accounts for the largest portion of a home’s utility costs after heating and cooling. Installing low-flow showerheads and washing your clothes in cold water can help you reduce your hot water use. If your water heater’s thermostat lists temperatures, set the temperature between 120 and 125 degrees for safety and efficiency.
    • Use a Smart Power Strip: Many electronics continue to use power when they are turned off. Plug electronics such as your television, video game systems, and computers into a smart power strip. They can detect when a device is in standby mode and cut off power to prevent wasting energy.

    Efficiency Smart offers business and residential energy efficiency services to DEMEC Member Community electric customers. More information about the services and financial incentives available through Efficiency Smart can be found at www.efficiencysmart.org or by calling 877-889-3777.

     

    To learn more about Energy Efficiency Day, visit www.energyefficiencyday.org    

  • Energy Saving Tips for Energy Efficiency Day

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    Wednesday, October 7 marks the fifth annual national Energy Efficiency Day, a collaborative effort between regional and national organizations, businesses, utilities, and individuals working to promote energy efficiency.

     In recognition of Energy Efficiency Day, Efficiency Smart offers the following ten energy saving tips to save energy and money at home:

    • Light Your Home Efficiently: Spending more time at home means keeping lights on longer, which can increase your electric costs. Replacing your most frequently used lightbulbs with ENERGY STAR® certified LEDs can save you $15 annually per lightbulb.
    • Keep Warm Air In: Now is a great time to get your home ready for the upcoming winter season.  Caulk around windows and door frames, use weather stripping on exterior doors, and consider having a professional seal gaps where air can travel between the attic and your living space. This will help you save on heating costs and make you feel more comfortable during the cold winter months. 
    • Check Temperature Settings: Set the temperature as low as is comfortable when you are home to save on heating costs. Consider installing an advanced thermostat to automatically lower your thermostat based on your occupancy and sleep schedule. If your home uses a heat pump, set the thermostat at a moderate temperature and leave it there. Heat pumps are most efficient at a consistent temperature.
    • Limit the Use of Space Heaters: Reduce or eliminate the use of electric space heaters, as they are one of the least efficient ways to heat your home. Electric space heaters are less efficient than HVAC systems, and only heat a small portion of a home. If you are using a space heater, make sure it is designed to heat the size of room it’s used in, and look for one with thermostat and timer settings to save energy and prevent overheating.
    • Maintain Your HVAC System: Clean or change your furnace filters regularly. A dirty furnace filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep your home warm, which will cost you more money. If it has been a few years since a technician last looked at your system, consider calling a professional to service or tune-up your unit to keep it running as efficiently as possible.
    • Look for the Energy Star® label: Available across more than 70 product categories, the ENERGY STAR label makes it easy to find products that have been independently certified to use less energy. Save even more with Efficiency Smart’s rebates on eligible products.
    • Take Advantage of the Sun: Open curtains on your south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home. Close the curtains at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
    • Reduce Hot Water Use: Water heating typically accounts for the largest portion of a home’s utility costs after heating and cooling. Installing low-flow showerheads and washing your clothes in cold water can help you reduce your hot water use. If your water heater’s thermostat lists temperatures, set the temperature between 120 and 125 degrees for safety and efficiency.
    • Use a Smart Power Strip: Many electronics continue to use power when they are turned off. Plug electronics such as your television, video game systems, and computers into a smart power strip. They can detect when a device is in standby mode and cut off power to prevent wasting energy.

    Efficiency Smart offers business and residential energy efficiency services to customers of participating municipal electric systems. More information about the services and financial incentives available through Efficiency Smart can be found at www.efficiencysmart.org or by calling 877-889-3777.

    To learn more about Energy Efficiency Day, visit www.energyefficiencyday.org    

  • City of Hillsdale

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    The City of Hillsdale partners with Efficiency Smart to help its residents and businesses save energy and money. From advice on products or projects to rebates and discounts on energy improvements, Efficiency Smart can help you from start to finish.

  • Town of Middletown and DEMEC Introduce Efficiency Smart Program for Town of Middletown Electric Department Customers

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    The Town of Middletown, in partnership with the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC), is excited to introduce Efficiency Smart, an energy efficiency program for Town of Middletown Electric Department customers.  DEMEC’s energy efficiency program, Efficiency Smart, offers rebates and several services designed to help residents and businesses reduce energy use.

    Middletown is expected to save approximately 1,845 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy over the course of the three-year contract period. This is roughly equivalent to the annual electric usage of 228 homes.

    The residential services available through the program include a comprehensive set of initiatives that promote sustainable efficient product use and increase energy efficiency in homes. This includes discounts on energy-efficient lighting and rebates for energy-efficient appliances and products. 

    By taking advantage of these options, residents can reduce their energy consumption and save on their electric bills. For example, a resident who:

    • Replaces 10 of his or her most frequently used incandescent light bulbs with LEDs could save approximately $100 dollars in annual electric costs
    • Plugs appliances and electronics into an advanced powerstrip could save up to $100 in annual electric costs
    • Manages his or her electric usage with an advanced thermostat could save approximately $70 in annual electric costs

    Business customers also have many ways to save energy and money.

    Small to midsized companies that use up to 500,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy annually can receive rebates for implementing common energy efficiency measures through Efficiency Smart’s Business Energy Rebates (BER) program. Example projects include lighting, compressed air, food service equipment, and HVAC.

    Businesses that use more than 500,000 kWh of electricity annually have access to tailored services with dedicated account management, customized financial incentives and technical assistance through Efficiency Smart’s Custom program.

    Many companies that have completed projects with Efficiency Smart have realized significant reductions in their energy consumption, often between five to 20 percent of their total energy use. These energy reductions have translated to cost savings for companies. Small business projects completed through Efficiency Smart to date have averaged more than $1,600 in annual energy cost savings while larger business projects have averaged more than $9,300 annually.

    “It’s always smart to look at the use of electricity in our homes and businesses,” said Middletown Mayor Kenneth L. Branner, Jr. “Individuals making small changes can add up to a big reduction in demand on our system. Working collectively as a town, this will be a win for all of our pocketbooks and for the environment.”

    “We are excited for the opportunity to partner with the Town of Middletown in collaboration with DEMEC,” said Sean Clement, Director of Operations for Efficiency Smart. “The town has shown a commitment to energy efficiency, which is a very cost-effective way for communities to reduce their customers’ electric bills, reduce power supply costs, and contribute to local economic development. We look forward to working together with the town to ensure a successful partnership.”

    For more information about Efficiency Smart services available to the Town of Middletown through DEMEC’s energy efficiency program, visit www.efficiencysmart.org/middletown-delaware, or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • City of Newark and DEMEC Introduce Efficiency Smart Program for Newark Electric Customers

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    The City of Newark, in partnership with the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC), is excited to introduce Efficiency Smart, an energy efficiency program for City of Newark Electric Department customers.  DEMEC’s energy efficiency program, Efficiency Smart, offers rebates and several services designed to help residents and businesses reduce energy use.

    Newark is expected to save approximately 3,306 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy over the course of the three-year contract period. This is roughly equivalent to the annual electric usage of 408 homes.

    The residential services available through the program include a comprehensive set of initiatives that promote sustainable efficient product use and increase energy efficiency in homes. This includes discounts on energy-efficient lighting, rebates for energy-efficient appliances and products, and a free meter loan service.

    By taking advantage of these options, residents can reduce their energy consumption and save on their electric bills. For example, a resident who:

    • Replaces 10 of his or her most frequently used incandescent light bulbs with LEDs could save approximately $100 dollars in annual electric costs
    • Plugs appliances and electronics into an advanced powerstrip could save up to $100 in annual electric costs
    • Manages his or her electric usage with an advanced thermostat could save approximately $70 in annual electric costs

    Business customers also have many ways to save energy and money.

    Small to midsized companies that use up to 500,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy annually can receive rebates for implementing common energy efficiency measures through Efficiency Smart’s Business Energy Rebates (BER) program. Example projects include lighting, compressed air, food service equipment, and HVAC.

    Businesses that use more than 500,000 kWh of electricity annually have access to tailored services with dedicated account management, customized financial incentives and technical assistance through Efficiency Smart’s Custom program.

    Many companies that have completed projects with Efficiency Smart have realized significant reductions in their energy consumption, often between five to 20 percent of their total energy use. These energy reductions have translated to cost savings for companies. Small business projects completed through Efficiency Smart to date have averaged more than $1,600 in annual energy cost savings while larger business projects have averaged in excess of $9,300 annually.

    “We are excited for the opportunity to partner with the City of Newark in collaboration with DEMEC,” said Sean Clement, Director of Operations for Efficiency Smart. “The city has shown a commitment to energy efficiency, which is a very cost-effective way for communities to reduce their customers’ electric bills, reduce power supply costs, and contribute to local economic development. We look forward to working together with the city to ensure a successful partnership.”

    “The Efficiency Smart program is an opportunity that will bring value to the entire city,” said Jerry Clifton, Mayor of Newark. “We’re proud to join other towns in Delaware in helping our residents and businesses reduce energy consumption, save money on their electric bills, and learn best practices. Together, we can help build a smarter, more efficient Newark—not just today, but into the future.”

    For more information about Efficiency Smart services available to the city of Newark through DEMEC’s energy efficiency program, visit www.efficiencysmart.org/newark-delaware, or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • City of Milford and DEMEC Introduce Efficiency Smart Program for Milford Electric Customers

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    April 30, 2018 (MILFORD, DELAWARE) –– The City of Milford, in partnership with the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC), is excited to introduce Efficiency Smart, an energy efficiency program for City of Milford Electric Department customers.  DEMEC’s, energy efficiency program, Efficiency Smart, offers rebates and several services designed to help residents and businesses reduce energy use.

    Milford is expected to save approximately 1,674 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy over the course of the three-year contract period. This is roughly equivalent to the annual electric usage of 187 homes.

    The residential services available through the program include a comprehensive set of initiatives that promote sustainable efficient product use and increase energy efficiency in homes. This includes discounts on energy-efficient lighting, rebates for energy-efficient appliances and products, and a free meter loan service.

    By taking advantage of these options, residents can reduce their energy consumption and save on their electric bills. For example, a resident who:

    • Replaces 10 of his or her most frequently used incandescent light bulbs with LEDs could save approximately $100 dollars in annual electric costs
    • Plugs appliances and electronics into an advanced powerstrip could save up to $100 in annual electric costs
    • Manages his or her electric usage with an advanced thermostat could save approximately $70 in annual electric costs

    Business customers also have many ways to save energy and money.

    Small to midsized companies that use up to 500,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy annually can receive quick and easy rebates for implementing common energy efficiency measures through Efficiency Smart’s Business Energy Rebates (BER) program. Example projects include lighting, compressed air, food service equipment, and HVAC.

    Businesses that use more than 500,000 kWh of electricity annually have access to tailored services with dedicated account management, customized financial incentives and technical assistance through Efficiency Smart’s Custom program.

    Many companies that have completed projects with Efficiency Smart have realized significant reductions in their energy consumption, often between five to 20 percent of their total energy use. These energy reductions have translated to cost savings for companies. Small business projects completed through Efficiency Smart to date have averaged more than $1,600 in annual energy cost savings while larger business projects have averaged in excess of $9,300 annually.

    “We are excited for the opportunity to partner with the City of Milford in collaboration with DEMEC,” said Everett Woodel, executive director of Efficiency Smart. “The city has shown a commitment to energy efficiency, which is a very cost-effective way for communities to reduce their customers’ electric bills, reduce transmission and distribution costs, and contribute to local economic development. We look forward to working together with the city to ensure a successful partnership.”

    For more information about Efficiency Smart services available to the city of Milford through DEMEC’s energy efficiency program, visit www.efficiencysmart.org/milford-delaware, or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Town of Clayton and DEMEC Introduce Efficiency Smart Program for Clayton Electric Customers

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    April 30, 2018 (CLAYTON, DELAWARE) –– The Town of Clayton, in partnership with the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC), is excited to introduce Efficiency Smart, an energy efficiency program for Town of Clayton electric customers.  DEMEC’s energy efficiency program, Efficiency Smart, offers rebates and several services designed to help residents and businesses reduce energy use.

    Clayton is expected to save approximately 153 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy over the course of the three-year contract period. This is roughly equivalent to the annual electric usage of 17 homes.

    The residential services available through the program include a comprehensive set of initiatives that promote sustainable efficient product use and increase energy efficiency in homes. This includes discounts on energy-efficient lighting, rebates for energy-efficient appliances and products, and a free meter loan service.

    By taking advantage of these options, residents can reduce their energy consumption and save on their electric bills. For example, a resident who:

    • Replaces 10 of his or her most frequently used incandescent light bulbs with LEDs could save approximately $100 dollars in annual electric costs
    • Plugs appliances and electronics into an advanced powerstrip could save up to $100 in annual electric costs
    • Manages his or her electric usage with an advanced thermostat could save approximately $70 in annual electric costs

    Business customers also have many ways to save energy and money.

    Small to midsized companies that use up to 500,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy annually can receive quick and easy rebates for implementing common energy efficiency measures through Efficiency Smart’s Business Energy Rebates (BER) program. Example projects include lighting, compressed air, food service equipment, and HVAC.

    Businesses that use more than 500,000 kWh of electricity annually have access to tailored services with dedicated account management, customized financial incentives and technical assistance through Efficiency Smart’s Custom program.

    Many companies that have completed projects with Efficiency Smart have realized significant reductions in their energy consumption, often between five to 20 percent of their total energy use. These energy reductions have translated to cost savings for companies. Small business projects completed through Efficiency Smart to date have averaged more than $1,600 in annual energy cost savings while larger business projects have averaged in excess of $9,300 annually.

    “We are excited for the opportunity to partner with the Town of Clayton in collaboration with DEMEC,” said Everett Woodel, executive director of Efficiency Smart. “The town has shown a commitment to energy efficiency, which is a very cost-effective way for communities to reduce their customers’ electric bills, reduce transmission and distribution costs, and contribute to local economic development. We look forward to working together with the city to ensure a successful partnership.”

    For more information about Efficiency Smart services available to the Town of Clayton through DEMEC’s energy efficiency program, visit www.efficiencysmart.org/clayton-delaware, or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • City of New Castle and DEMEC Introduce Efficiency Smart Program for New Castle Electric Customers

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    April 30, 2018 (NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE) –– The City of New Castle, in partnership with the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC), is excited to introduce Efficiency Smart, an energy efficiency program for Municipal Services Commission of the City of New Castle customers.  DEMEC’s energy efficiency program, Efficiency Smart, offers rebates and several services designed to help residents and businesses reduce energy use.

    New Castle is expected to save approximately 603 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy over the course of the three-year contract period. This is roughly equivalent to the annual electric usage of 67 homes.

    The residential services available through the program include a comprehensive set of initiatives that promote sustainable efficient product use and increase energy efficiency in homes. This includes discounts on energy-efficient lighting, rebates for energy-efficient appliances and products, and a free meter loan service.

    By taking advantage of these options, residents can reduce their energy consumption and save on their electric bills. For example, a resident who:

    • Replaces 10 of his or her most frequently used incandescent light bulbs with LEDs could save approximately $100 dollars in annual electric costs
    • Plugs appliances and electronics into an advanced powerstrip could save up to $100 in annual electric costs
    • Manages his or her electric usage with an advanced thermostat could save approximately $70 in annual electric costs

    Business customers also have many ways to save energy and money.

    Small to midsized companies that use up to 500,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy annually can receive quick and easy rebates for implementing common energy efficiency measures through Efficiency Smart’s Business Energy Rebates (BER) program. Example projects include lighting, compressed air, food service equipment, and HVAC.

    Businesses that use more than 500,000 kWh of electricity annually have access to tailored services with dedicated account management, customized financial incentives and technical assistance through Efficiency Smart’s Custom program.

    Many companies that have completed projects with Efficiency Smart have realized significant reductions in their energy consumption, often between five to 20 percent of their total energy use. These energy reductions have translated to cost savings for companies. Small business projects completed through Efficiency Smart to date have averaged more than $1,600 in annual energy cost savings while larger business projects have averaged in excess of $9,300 annually.

    “We are excited for the opportunity to partner with the City of New Castle in collaboration with DEMEC,” said Everett Woodel, executive director of Efficiency Smart. “The city has shown a commitment to energy efficiency, which is a very cost-effective way for communities to reduce their customers’ electric bills, reduce transmission and distribution costs, and contribute to local economic development. We look forward to working together with the city to ensure a successful partnership.”

    For more information about Efficiency Smart services available to the City of New Castle through DEMEC’s energy efficiency program, visit www.efficiencysmart.org/new-castle-delaware, or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • City of Seaford and DEMEC Introduce Efficiency Smart Program for Seaford Electric Customers

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    April 28, 2018 (SEAFORD, DELAWARE) –– The City of Seaford, in partnership with the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC), is excited to introduce Efficiency Smart, an energy efficiency program for City of Seaford Municipal Utilities customers.  DEMEC’s energy efficiency program, Efficiency Smart, offers rebates and several services designed to help residents and businesses reduce energy use.

    Seaford is expected to save approximately 880 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy over the course of the three-year contract period. This is roughly equivalent to the annual electric usage of 98 homes.

    The residential services available through the program include a comprehensive set of initiatives that promote sustainable efficient product use and increase energy efficiency in homes. This includes discounts on energy-efficient lighting, rebates for energy-efficient appliances and products, and a free meter loan service.

    By taking advantage of these options, residents can reduce their energy consumption and save on their electric bills. For example, a resident who:

    • Replaces 10 of his or her most frequently used incandescent light bulbs with LEDs could save approximately $100 dollars in annual electric costs
    • Plugs appliances and electronics into an advanced powerstrip could save up to $100 in annual electric costs
    • Manages his or her electric usage with an advanced thermostat could save approximately $70 in annual electric costs

    Business customers also have many ways to save energy and money.

    Small to midsized companies that use up to 500,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy annually can receive quick and easy rebates for implementing common energy efficiency measures through Efficiency Smart’s Business Energy Rebates (BER) program. Example projects include lighting, compressed air, food service equipment, and HVAC.

    Businesses that use more than 500,000 kWh of electricity annually have access to tailored services with dedicated account management, customized financial incentives and technical assistance through Efficiency Smart’s Custom program.

    Many companies that have completed projects with Efficiency Smart have realized significant reductions in their energy consumption, often between five to 20 percent of their total energy use. These energy reductions have translated to cost savings for companies. Small business projects completed through Efficiency Smart to date have averaged more than $1,600 in annual energy cost savings while larger business projects have averaged in excess of $9,300 annually.

    “We are excited for the opportunity to partner with the City of Seaford in collaboration with DEMEC,” said Everett Woodel, executive director of Efficiency Smart. “The city has shown a commitment to energy efficiency, which is a very cost-effective way for communities to reduce their customers’ electric bills, reduce transmission and distribution costs, and contribute to local economic development. We look forward to working together with the city to ensure a successful partnership.”

    For more information about Efficiency Smart services available to the City of Seaford through DEMEC’s energy efficiency program, visit www.efficiencysmart.org/seaford-delaware, or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

  • Town of Smyrna and DEMEC Bring Efficiency Smart Program to Help Customers Save Energy and Money

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    The Town of Smyrna, in partnership with the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC), is excited to introduce Efficiency Smart, an energy efficiency program for Town of Smyrna electric customers.  DEMEC’s energy efficiency program, Efficiency Smart, offers rebates and several services designed to help residents and businesses reduce energy use.

    Smyrna is expected to save approximately 906 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy over the course of the three-year contract period. This is equals the annual electric usage of roughly 112 homes.

    The residential services available through the program include a comprehensive set of initiatives that promote sustainable, efficient product use and increase energy efficiency in homes. This includes discounts on energy-efficient lighting, rebates for energy-saving appliances and guidance on reducing electric use.

    By taking advantage of these options, residents can reduce their energy use and save on their utility bills. For example, a resident who:

    • Installs 10 LEDs can save an average of $40 in annual electric costs
    • Plugs appliances and electronics into an advanced powerstrip could save up to $100 in annual electric costs
    • Manages their electric usage with an advanced thermostat could save an average of $70 in annual electric costs

    Business customers also have many ways to save energy and money. Efficiency Smart offers hands-on support, including technical assistance and financial incentives, to encourage the installation of energy-efficient technologies. Example projects include lighting, compressed air and HVAC.

    “The Town of Smyrna is excited about offering Efficiency Smart to all of our electric customers,” said Gary Stulir, Smyrna Town Manager. “Efficiency Smart provides many services that can help both residents and businesses understand their electric usage and take steps to save money through energy efficiency.”

    “We are excited for the opportunity to partner with the Town of Smyrna and DEMEC,” said Sean Clement, Director of Efficiency Smart. “The Town has shown a commitment to energy efficiency, which is a very cost-effective way for communities to reduce their customers’ electric bills, reduce power supply costs, and contribute to local economic development. We look forward to working together with the Town to ensure a successful partnership.”

    For more information about Efficiency Smart services available to the Town of Smyrna through DEMEC’s energy efficiency program, visit www.efficiencysmart.org/smyrna-delaware, or call Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777.

     

  • EFFICIENCY SMART 2021 Online Savings GIVEAWAY RULES & REGULATIONS

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    EFFICIENCY SMART  2021 Online Savings GIVEAWAY RULES & REGULATIONS

     
    NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE ENTRANT’S ODDS OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

     
    1. GIVEAWAY PERIOD: The Efficiency Smart Giveaway (“Giveaway”) starts on September 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time and closes on September 5, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (“Giveaway Period”). The Giveaway is sponsored by Vermont Energy Investment Corporation d/b/a Efficiency Smart, which has its corporate headquarters at 20 Winooski Way, Floor 5, Winooski, VT 05404 (“Sponsor”). Sponsor is and shall remain solely responsible for the delivery of the Prize(s) to the winner(s). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Giveaway.
     
    2. ELIGIBILITY: This Giveaway is open to all customers of a participating electric utility subscribed to Efficiency Smart services who are 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of the U.S. at the time of entry into the Giveaway (“Entrants”). Only users with a Facebook account may participate. Employees, agents and representatives of the Sponsor and its subsidiaries and affiliates. The parents, siblings and children of any such employee, agent or representative or any person with whom such employee, agent or representative is domiciled are not eligible to win. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
     

    1. PRIZES: The Giveaway consists of one grand prize of a winner’s choice of a dehumidifier, smart power strip, or air purifier from Efficiency Smart’s Online Savings store. The estimated Prize worth ranges between $17.98 and $299.99. Drawing will take place on September 7, 2021. Entrants are only eligible to win one (1) Prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any Prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated Prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with Prize receipt and/or use.

       
      HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

     

    Participants must comment either smart power strip, dehumidifier, or air purifier on Sponsor’s Facebook post(s) during the Giveaway Period. The Facebook account posting must belong to an adult age 18 or older who is a customer of a participating electric utility subscribed to Efficiency Smart services. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries which, in its sole and absolute discretion, contain any material that is discriminatory, profane, illicit, fraudulent, abusive, hateful, offensive, harmful, vulgar, distasteful, defamatory, or otherwise violates any relevant law or infringes on any third party’s rights, harasses, threatens, intimidates, or attempts to impersonate any other person, misrepresents a relationship with any person or entity, or represents any attempt to gain unauthorized access to any site or contents including by hacking, mining, attempting to obtain password, account, or any other personal or private information from any other person. Any entry failing to meet these eligibility guidelines may be deleted and disqualified immediately without notice by Efficiency Smart.

     

    Participants may only take part in the Giveaway from a single Facebook profile. If a participant is found to be taking part from several Facebook accounts, they will be disqualified.

     

    Even if Participants make more than one comment on the post, they will only be given a single participation in the random Giveaway.

     

    The entry must fulfill all Giveaway requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win.

    Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Sponsor.

     

    You must provide the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices to circumvent the rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.

     

    All entries shall become the exclusive property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned.  Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible, or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified.

    Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.

     
    5. GIVEAWAY DRAWING: The odds of winning each Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. The odds of an entry winning any Prize will be the same for that specific drawing, whether the entry was automatically generated or submitted by alternate methods of entry.
     
    Prize drawing will be held on September 7, 2021. Sponsor will announce a winner on its Public Facebook page on or before September 15, 2021.

    1. PRIZE AWARDING: Prizes will be awarded only on verification by Sponsor that all Giveaway requirements have been met by the winners. Each Prize must be accepted as awarded and no substitution, transfer, conversion or assignment of Prizes will be allowed, except at the discretion of the Sponsor, who may substitute a Prize of comparable or greater value. Sponsor will notify the winner by Facebook within fifteen (15) days of the date of the applicable drawing. The winner will have three (3) calendar days from notification to accept the Prize via Facebook. Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify the winner. If a selected winner cannot be contacted within the allotted time Sponsor reserves the right to void that entry and select another winner for that Prize by random drawing. In order to be declared an official winner, the selected Entrant must complete, sign and return to Sponsor a Declaration and Release Form within seven (7) days of receipt. If a selected Entrant(s) fails to complete, sign and return the Declaration and Release Form to Sponsor within seven (7) days the Sponsor reserves the right to void that entry and select another eligible Entrant for that Prize. By completing, signing and returning the Declaration and Release Form, the Entrant (i) confirms compliance with these Giveaway Rules and Regulations, (ii) releases and forever discharges the Sponsor, its officers, directors, employees, and agents, its affiliates and subsidiaries and their respective advertising and promotional agencies from all claims, demands, damages, actions and causes of action arising or to arise by reason of the acceptance or use of the Prize, and (iii) gives permission to the Sponsor, at their option, to publish or otherwise use the Entrant’s name, address, photograph, likeness, voice and comments, without compensation, in any publicity carried out by the Sponsor or their respective advertising agencies.
       
      Unless otherwise arranged between Sponsor and winner(s), prizes will be delivered to the official winner within six (6) to eight (8) weeks after receipt of the signed and fully completed Declaration and Release Form. Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, or misdirected communication to the official winners’ email addresses.

       
      GIVEAWAY GENERAL RULES: By entering the Giveaway, Entrants agree to abide by these Giveaway Rules and Regulations and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final.

     

    • WINNERS LIST: To obtain a copy of the winner list or a copy of the Giveaway Rules and Regulations, send your request to:
       
      Efficiency Smart

    20 Winooski Way, Floor 5

    Winooski, VT 05404

     

    Requests must be received no later than November 1, 2021.

     

    • DISQUALIFICATION: The Sponsor is not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone or computer or telephone transmissions or technical failure, jumbled, scrambled or misdirected transmissions, or other error of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Giveaway, Sponsor’s website, Sponsor’s Facebook page, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. If disqualified for any of the above abuses, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Entrant’s eligibility to participate. In the event any portion of this Giveaway is compromised by virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor, which in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper entry into the Giveaway, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or terminate the Giveaway and to award Prize(s) to individuals selected at random from the pool of Entrants received up to the point of termination, or to terminate the Giveaway altogether. In no event will more Prizes be awarded than those listed in the Giveaway’s Rules and Regulations, except as otherwise specifically stated herein.

     

     © 2021 Efficiency Smart. The trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

    This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Efficiency Smart and not to Facebook. By participating in this promotion, you agree to a complete release of Facebook from any claims.

     

  • EFFICIENCY SMART 2021 Trivia Tuesday GIVEAWAY RULES & REGULATIONS

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    NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE ENTRANT’S ODDS OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

     
    1. GIVEAWAY PERIOD: The first Efficiency Smart Giveaway (“Giveaway”) starts on November 2, 2021 at 7:00 AM Eastern Time and closes on November 4 , 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (“Giveaway Period”). The second Efficiency Smart Giveaway (“Giveaway”) starts on November 9, 2021 at 7:00 AM Eastern Time and closes on November 11 , 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (“Giveaway Period”). The third Efficiency Smart Giveaway (“Giveaway”) starts on November 16, 2021 at 7:00 AM Eastern Time and closes on November 18 , 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (“Giveaway Period”). The fourth Efficiency Smart Giveaway (“Giveaway”) starts on November 23, 2021 at 7:00 AM Eastern Time and closes on November 25 , 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (“Giveaway Period”).  The fifth Efficiency Smart Giveaway (“Giveaway”) starts on November 30, 2021 at 7:00 AM Eastern Time and closes on December 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (“Giveaway Period”). The Giveaway is sponsored by Vermont Energy Investment Corporation d/b/a Efficiency Smart, which has its corporate headquarters at 20 Winooski Way, Floor 5, Winooski, VT 05404 (“Sponsor”). Sponsor is and shall remain solely responsible for the delivery of the Prize(s) to the winner(s). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Giveaway.
     
    2. ELIGIBILITY: This Giveaway is open to all customers of a participating electric utility subscribed to Efficiency Smart services who are 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of the U.S. at the time of entry into the Giveaway (“Entrants”). Only users with a Facebook account may participate. Employees, agents and representatives of the Sponsor and its subsidiaries and affiliates. The parents, siblings and children of any such employee, agent or representative or any person with whom such employee, agent or representative is domiciled are not eligible to win. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
     

    1. PRIZES: The Giveaway consists of drawings for five (5) $25 promotional codes to the Efficiency Smart Online Savings store. The prizes are worth a total of $125. Drawings will take place on November 5, November 11, November 18, November 26, and December 3, 2021. Entrants are only eligible to win one (1) Prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any Prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated Prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with Prize receipt and/or use.

       
      4. HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

     

    Participants must comment the correct answer of a trivia question Sponsor’s Facebook post(s) during the Giveaway Period. The Facebook account posting must belong to an adult age 18 or older who is a customer of a participating electric utility subscribed to Efficiency Smart services. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries which, in its sole and absolute discretion, contain any material that is discriminatory, profane, illicit, fraudulent, abusive, hateful, offensive, harmful, vulgar, distasteful, defamatory, or otherwise violates any relevant law or infringes on any third party’s rights, harasses, threatens, intimidates, or attempts to impersonate any other person, misrepresents a relationship with any person or entity, or represents any attempt to gain unauthorized access to any site or contents including by hacking, mining, attempting to obtain password, account, or any other personal or private information from any other person. Any entry failing to meet these eligibility guidelines may be deleted and disqualified immediately without notice by Efficiency Smart.

     

    Participants may only take part in the Giveaway from a single Facebook profile. If a participant is found to be taking part from several Facebook accounts, they will be disqualified.

     

    Even if Participants make more than one comment on the post, they will only be given a single participation in the random Giveaway.

     

    The entry must fulfill all Giveaway requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win.

    Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Sponsor.

     

    You must provide the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices to circumvent the rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.

     

    All entries shall become the exclusive property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned.  Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible, or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified.

    Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.

     
    5. GIVEAWAY DRAWING: The odds of winning each Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. The odds of an entry winning any Prize will be the same for that specific drawing, whether the entry was automatically generated or submitted by alternate methods of entry.
     
    Prize drawings will be held on November 5, November 11, November 18, November 26, and December 3, 2021. Sponsor will announce winners on its Public Facebook page on or before November 10, November 17, November 24, December 1, and December 8 2021.

    1. PRIZE AWARDING: Prizes will be awarded only on verification by Sponsor that all Giveaway requirements have been met by the winners. Each Prize must be accepted as awarded and no substitution, transfer, conversion or assignment of Prizes will be allowed, except at the discretion of the Sponsor, who may substitute a Prize of comparable or greater value. Sponsor will notify the winner by Facebook within fifteen (15) days of the date of the applicable drawing. The winner will have two (2) calendar days from notification to accept the Prize via Facebook. Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify the winner. If a selected winner cannot be contacted within the allotted time Sponsor reserves the right to void that entry and select another winner for that Prize by random drawing. In order to be declared an official winner, the selected Entrant must complete, sign and return to Sponsor a Declaration and Release Form within seven (7) days of receipt. If a selected Entrant(s) fails to complete, sign and return the Declaration and Release Form to Sponsor within seven (7) days the Sponsor reserves the right to void that entry and select another eligible Entrant for that Prize. By completing, signing and returning the Declaration and Release Form, the Entrant (i) confirms compliance with these Giveaway Rules and Regulations, (ii) releases and forever discharges the Sponsor, its officers, directors, employees, and agents, its affiliates and subsidiaries and their respective advertising and promotional agencies from all claims, demands, damages, actions and causes of action arising or to arise by reason of the acceptance or use of the Prize, and (iii) gives permission to the Sponsor, at their option, to publish or otherwise use the Entrant’s name, address, photograph, likeness, voice and comments, without compensation, in any publicity carried out by the Sponsor or their respective advertising agencies.
       
      Unless otherwise arranged between Sponsor and winner(s), prizes will be delivered to the official winner within six (6) to eight (8) weeks after receipt of the signed and fully completed Declaration and Release Form. Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, or misdirected communication to the official winners’ email addresses.

       
      7. GIVEAWAY GENERAL RULES: By entering the Giveaway, Entrants agree to abide by these Giveaway Rules and Regulations and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final.

     

    • WINNERS LIST: To obtain a copy of the winner list or a copy of the Giveaway Rules and Regulations, send your request to:
       
      Efficiency Smart

    20 Winooski Way, Floor 5

    Winooski, VT 05404

     

    Requests must be received no later than January 1, 2022.

     

    • DISQUALIFICATION: The Sponsor is not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone or computer or telephone transmissions or technical failure, jumbled, scrambled or misdirected transmissions, or other error of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Giveaway, Sponsor’s website, Sponsor’s Facebook page, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. If disqualified for any of the above abuses, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Entrant’s eligibility to participate. In the event any portion of this Giveaway is compromised by virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor, which in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper entry into the Giveaway, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or terminate the Giveaway and to award Prize(s) to individuals selected at random from the pool of Entrants received up to the point of termination, or to terminate the Giveaway altogether. In no event will more Prizes be awarded than those listed in the Giveaway’s Rules and Regulations, except as otherwise specifically stated herein.

     

     © 2021 Efficiency Smart. The trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

    This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Efficiency Smart and not to Facebook. By participating in this promotion, you agree to a complete release of Facebook from any claims.

     

  • EFFICIENCY SMART 2022 Trivia Tuesday GIVEAWAY RULES & REGULATIONS

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    NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE ENTRANT’S ODDS OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

    1. GIVEAWAY PERIOD: The first Efficiency Smart Giveaway (“Giveaway”) starts on November 1, 2022, at 7:00 AM Eastern Time and closes on November 3, 2022, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (“Giveaway Period”).

    The second Efficiency Smart Giveaway (“Giveaway”) starts on November 8, 2022, at 7:00 AM Eastern Time and closes on November 10, 2022, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (“Giveaway Period”).

    The third Efficiency Smart Giveaway (“Giveaway”) starts on November 15, 2022, at 7:00 AM Eastern Time and closes on November 17, 2022, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (“Giveaway Period”).

    The fourth Efficiency Smart Giveaway (“Giveaway”) starts on November 22, 2022, at 7:00 AM Eastern Time and closes on November 24, 2022, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (“Giveaway Period”).  

    The fifth Efficiency Smart Giveaway (“Giveaway”) starts on November 29, 2022, at 7:00 AM Eastern Time and closes on December1, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (“Giveaway Period”).

    The sixth Efficiency Smart Giveaway (“Giveaway”) starts on November 1, 2022, at 7:00 AM Eastern Time and closes on December 1, 2022, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (“Giveaway Period”).

    The Giveaway is sponsored by Vermont Energy Investment Corporation d/b/a Efficiency Smart, which has its corporate headquarters at 20 Winooski Way, Floor 5, Winooski, VT 05404 (“Sponsor”). Sponsor is and shall remain solely responsible for the delivery of the Prize(s) to the winner(s). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Giveaway.
     
    2. ELIGIBILITY: This Giveaway is open to all customers of a participating electric utility subscribed to Efficiency Smart services who are 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of the U.S. at the time of entry into the Giveaway (“Entrants”). Only users with a Facebook account may participate. Employees, agents and representatives of the Sponsor and its subsidiaries and affiliates. The parents, siblings and children of any such employee, agent or representative or any person with whom such employee, agent or representative is domiciled are not eligible to win. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

    1. PRIZES: The Giveaway consists of drawings for five energy efficiency kits and one (1) bonus prize of a $100 Visa Gift Card. The prizes are worth a total of $415. Drawings will take place on November 4, November 10, November 17, November 25, and December 3, 2022. Entrants are only eligible to win one (1) energy efficiency kit and one (1) $100 Visa Gift Card. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any Prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated Prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with Prize receipt and/or use.
       
      4. HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

    Participants must comment the correct answer of a trivia question on Sponsor’s Facebook post(s) during the Giveaway Period to earn a drawing for the energy efficiency kit. Participants will earn an entry for a drawing of the bonus prize of the $100 Visa Gift Card for each trivia question answered on Sponsor’s Facebook post(s) during the Giveaway period. The Facebook account posting must belong to an adult age 18 or older who is a customer of a participating electric utility subscribed to Efficiency Smart services. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries which, in its sole and absolute discretion, contain any material that is discriminatory, profane, illicit, fraudulent, abusive, hateful, offensive, harmful, vulgar, distasteful, defamatory, or otherwise violates any relevant law or infringes on any third party’s rights, harasses, threatens, intimidates, or attempts to impersonate any other person, misrepresents a relationship with any person or entity, or represents any attempt to gain unauthorized access to any site or contents including by hacking, mining, attempting to obtain password, account, or any other personal or private information from any other person. Any entry failing to meet these eligibility guidelines may be deleted and disqualified immediately without notice by Efficiency Smart.

    Participants may only take part in the Giveaway from a single Facebook profile. If a participant is found to be taking part from several Facebook accounts, they will be disqualified.

    Even if Participants make more than one comment on a post, they will only be given a single entry in the random Giveaway.

    The entry must fulfill all Giveaway requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win.

    Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Sponsor.

    You must provide the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices to circumvent the rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.

    All entries shall become the exclusive property of Sponsor, and none will be acknowledged or returned.  Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible, or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified.

    Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.
     
    5. GIVEAWAY DRAWING: The odds of winning each Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. The odds of an entry winning any Prize will be the same for that specific drawing, whether the entry was automatically generated or submitted by alternate methods of entry.
     
    Prize drawings will be held on November 4, November 10, November 17, November 25, and December 2, 2022. Sponsor will announce winners on its Public Facebook page on or before November 9, November 16, November 23, November 30, and December 7, 2022.

    1. PRIZE AWARDING: Prizes will be awarded only on verification by Sponsor that all Giveaway requirements have been met by the winners. Each Prize must be accepted as awarded and no substitution, transfer, conversion, or assignment of Prizes will be allowed, except at the discretion of the Sponsor, who may substitute a Prize of comparable or greater value. Sponsor will notify the winner by Facebook within fifteen (15) days of the date of the applicable drawing. The winner will have two (2) calendar days from notification to accept the Prize via Facebook. Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify the winner. If a selected winner cannot be contacted within the allotted time Sponsor reserves the right to void that entry and select another winner for that Prize by random drawing. In order to be declared an official winner, the selected Entrant must complete, sign and return to Sponsor a Declaration and Release Form within seven (7) days of receipt. If a selected Entrant(s) fails to complete, sign and return the Declaration and Release Form to Sponsor within seven (7) days the Sponsor reserves the right to void that entry and select another eligible Entrant for that Prize. By completing, signing and returning the Declaration and Release Form, the Entrant (i) confirms compliance with these Giveaway Rules and Regulations, (ii) releases and forever discharges the Sponsor, its officers, directors, employees, and agents, its affiliates and subsidiaries and their respective advertising and promotional agencies from all claims, demands, damages, actions and causes of action arising or to arise by reason of the acceptance or use of the Prize, and (iii) gives permission to the Sponsor, at their option, to publish or otherwise use the Entrant’s name, address, photograph, likeness, voice and comments, without compensation, in any publicity carried out by the Sponsor or their respective advertising agencies.
       
      Unless otherwise arranged between Sponsor and winner(s), prizes will be delivered to the official winner within six (6) to eight (8) weeks after receipt of the signed and fully completed Declaration and Release Form. Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, or misdirected communication to the official winners’ email addresses.

       
      7. GIVEAWAY GENERAL RULES: By entering the Giveaway, Entrants agree to abide by these Giveaway Rules and Regulations and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final.
    • WINNERS LIST: To obtain a copy of the winner list or a copy of the Giveaway Rules and Regulations, send your request to:

     Efficiency Smart

    20 Winooski Way, Floor 5

    Winooski, VT 05404

    Requests must be received no later than January 1, 2023.

    • DISQUALIFICATION: The Sponsor is not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone or computer or telephone transmissions or technical failure, jumbled, scrambled, or misdirected transmissions, or other error of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Giveaway, Sponsor’s website, Sponsor’s Facebook page, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. If disqualified for any of the above abuses, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Entrant’s eligibility to participate. In the event any portion of this Giveaway is compromised by virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor, which in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper entry into the Giveaway, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or terminate the Giveaway and to award Prize(s) to individuals selected at random from the pool of Entrants received up to the point of termination, or to terminate the Giveaway altogether. In no event will more Prizes be awarded than those listed in the Giveaway’s Rules and Regulations, except as otherwise specifically stated herein.
    • TAX INFORMATION: Liability for any applicable taxes imposed by any government, if any, on any Prize won is the sole responsibility of the winner of such Prize.
    •  APPLICABLE LAWS: Offer is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The rules shall be governed by, interpreted under, and enforced in accordance with the laws of Ohio. Sponsor may, in its sole discretion and without notice to participants, terminate the offer for any reason. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
    • PRIZE DISCLAIMER: The Sponsor is solely responsible for the delivery of the Prizes to the Prize winners, as declared by the Sponsor. Sponsor shall not be responsible or liable to Entrants for any losses, damages or costs incurred as a result of Entrants entering the Giveaway or use of a Prize won in connection with this Giveaway or the failure by the Sponsor to deliver the Prize to the winner in accordance with the Giveaway Rules and Regulations. By participating in the Giveaway, each Entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor and the employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives of Sponsor, its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Giveaway or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.
    • DATA PROTECTION NOTICE: Use of Entrants’ personal information is governed by and Sponsor’s respective Privacy Policies. The Sponsor’s Privacy Policy can be found at https://www.veic.org/privacy-policy.

     

     © 2022 Efficiency Smart. The trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

    This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Efficiency Smart and not to Facebook. By participating in this promotion, you agree to a complete release of Facebook from any claims.

  • Large Business Solutions

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    Reduce your business’ electric and maintenance costs and meet sustainability goals through customized energy efficiency services and incentives.  

    Efficiency Smart’s consultative and tailored approach includes a dedicated account manager and the support of energy engineers at no cost. Whether your business is installing new equipment, upgrading current systems, constructing a new facility, or expanding a current one, Efficiency Smart works hand-in-hand with you through the process.

  • Small Business Solutions

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    Upgrading to energy-efficient products and equipment can reduce your businesses’ operating costs. These items use less energy, save you money, enhance your customer’s experience, and boost employee productivity.

    From finding cost-effective energy saving opportunities to providing incentives, Efficiency Smart can help you from start to finish at no cost.

  • About Us

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    VEIC administers Efficiency Smart on behalf of American Municipal Power (AMP). Our operations are based in Columbus, Ohio. Since 2011, we have served more than 60 of AMP's member utilities in Delaware, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

    Efficiency Smart is proud to help participating municipal electric systems and their customers solve energy challenges and save money.

  • Municipal Subscription

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    Efficiency Smart offers a portfolio of energy efficiency programs and services with a wide range of options and price points from which to choose. Selections range from comprehensive services with energy savings performance guarantees to a la carte choices that focus on delivering savings or other value in specific market sectors.

  • Online Savings

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    Shop our online store to save on lighting and other products that can help lower your electric bill. All items in the online store have been reviewed and selected by our experts. This means you can shop with confidence knowing that you are purchasing quality products that are proven to save energy in your home.

    It's easy and convenient—our discounts have already been applied to the purchase price, so you have no additional forms to submit. Simply visit the online store and select the items you wish to purchase.

  • Efficiency Smart Partnership to Benefit City of Painesville’s Electric Customers

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    The City of Painesville is excited to introduce a partnership with Efficiency Smart to provide energy efficiency services for Painesville Municipal Electric customers. Efficiency Smart offers several services and financial incentives designed to help residents and businesses reduce their electric use and save money.

     Painesville is expected to save approximately 2,641 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy over the course of its three-year contract period. The 2,641 MWh savings is roughly equivalent to the annual electric usage of 326 homes. In addition, Painesville is expected to reduce its summer peak by 935 kilowatts (kW). Peaks occur when electric use is at its highest, typically weekday afternoons in the summer. Reducing both electric usage and summer peak lowers costs for the City of Painesville and its electric customers.

    “Our goal is to help our customers lower their electric bills,” said Monica Irelan Dupee, Painesville City Manager. “We’re a public utility, meaning we are not for profit. We charge customers what it takes for us to run our system. The most effective way we can help our community save on their electric bills is through energy efficiency education and services. It’s a win for our customers, a win for our electrical system, and a win for our environment.”

    Efficiency Smart’s residential services include a comprehensive set of initiatives that promote sustainable efficient product use and increase energy efficiency in homes. Residential initiatives include discounts on energy-efficient lighting, rebates for energy saving appliances, and guidance on reducing electric use.

    By taking advantage of these options, residents can reduce their energy consumption and save on their electric bills. For example, a resident who:

    • Installs 10 LEDs can save approximately $40 annually
    • Recycles an older refrigerator could save up to $150 in annual electric costs
    • Manages their electric usage with an advanced thermostat could save approximately $70 in annual electric costs

    Business customers also have many ways to save energy and money. Efficiency Smart offers hands-on support, including technical assistance and financial incentives to encourage the installation of energy-efficient technologies. Example projects include lighting, compressed air and HVAC.

    “We are excited for the opportunity to partner with the City of Painesville,” said Sean Clement, Director of Operations for Efficiency Smart. “The city has shown a commitment to energy efficiency, which is a very cost-effective way for communities to reduce their customers’ electric bills, reduce power supply costs, and contribute to local economic development. We look forward to working together with the city to ensure a successful partnership.”

    For more information about the energy efficiency services available for Painesville Municipal Electric visit www.efficiencysmart.org/painesville-ohio or call 877-889-3777.

  • Efficiency Smart Partnership to Benefit City of Wapakoneta’s Electric Customers

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    The City of Wapakoneta is excited to introduce a partnership with Efficiency Smart to provide energy efficiency services for Wapakoneta Electric Department customers. Efficiency Smart offers several services and financial incentives designed to help residents and businesses reduce their electric use and save money.

    Wapakoneta is expected to save approximately 2,197 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy over the course of its three-year contract period. The 2,197 MWh savings is roughly equivalent to the annual electric usage of more than 260 homes. In addition, Wapakoneta is expected to reduce its summer peak by 530 kilowatts (kW). Peaks occur when electric use is at its highest, typically weekday afternoons in the summer. Reducing both electric usage and summer peak lowers costs for the City of Wapakoneta and its electric customers.

    “Our goal is to help our customers lower their electric bills,” said Tom Stinebaugh, Mayor of Wapakoneta. “We’re a public utility, meaning we are not for profit. We charge customers what it takes for us to run our system. The most effective way we can help our community save on their electric bills is through energy efficiency education and services. It’s a win for our customers, and a win for our electrical system.”

    Efficiency Smart’s residential services include a comprehensive set of initiatives that promote sustainable efficient product use and increased energy efficiency in homes. Residential initiatives include discounts on energy-efficient lighting, rebates for energy-saving appliances, and guidance on reducing electric use.

    By taking advantage of these options, residents can reduce their energy consumption and save on their electric bills. For example, a resident who:

    • Installs 10 LEDs can save approximately $40 annually
    • Plugs appliances and electronics into an advanced power strip could save up to $100 in annual electric costs
    • Manages their electric usage with a smart thermostat could save approximately $70 in annual electric costs

    Business customers also have many ways to save energy and money. Efficiency Smart offers hands-on support, including technical assistance and financial incentives to encourage the installation of energy-efficient technologies. Example projects include lighting, compressed air and HVAC.

    “We are excited for the opportunity to partner with the City of Wapakoneta,” said Sean Clement, Director of Operations for Efficiency Smart. “The city has shown a commitment to energy efficiency, which is a very cost-effective way for communities to reduce their customers’ electric bills, reduce power supply costs, and contribute to local economic development. We look forward to working together with the city to ensure a successful partnership.”

    For more information about the energy efficiency services available for Wapakoneta Electric Department Customers, visit www.efficiencysmart.org/wapakoneta-ohio or call 877-889-3777.

  • Efficiency Smart Partnership to Benefit Hillsdale Board of Public Utilities Electric Customers

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    Efficiency Smart is excited to announce the launch of energy efficiency services for Hillsdale Board of Public Utilities customers. Efficiency Smart offers several services and financial incentives designed to help residents and businesses reduce their electric use and save money.

    “We are excited to bring the Efficiency Smart program to our electric customers,” said Hillsdale Board of Public Utilities Director David Mackie. “As a public power utility, we believe in educating our community about energy efficiency and empowering our customers to make smart choices about energy usage.”

    Efficiency Smart’s residential services are designed around lowering electric use and making homes more comfortable. Residential initiatives include guidance on reducing electric use, discounts on energy-efficient lighting and rebates for energy-saving appliances.

    By taking advantage of these options, residents can reduce their energy consumption and save on their electric bills. For example, a resident who:

    • Installs 10 LEDs can save approximately $40 annually
    • Recycles a second refrigerator could save up to $150 in annual electric costs
    • Manages their electric usage with a smart thermostat could save approximately $70 in annual electric costs

    Business customers also have many ways to save energy and money. Efficiency Smart offers hands-on support, including technical assistance and financial incentives to encourage the installation of energy-efficient technologies. Example projects include lighting, compressed air and HVAC.

    “We are excited for the opportunity to work with the Hillsdale Board of Public Utilities,” said Sean Clement, Director of Operations for Efficiency Smart. “The board has shown a commitment to energy efficiency, which is a cost-effective way for utilities to reduce their customers’ electric bills, reduce power supply costs, and contribute to local economic development. We look forward to working together with Hillsdale to ensure a successful partnership.”

    Hillsdale is expected to save approximately 1,887 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy over the course of its three-year contract period. The 1,887 MWh savings is roughly equivalent to the annual electric usage of more than 260 homes. In addition, Hillsdale is expected to reduce its summer peak by 233 kilowatts (kW). Reducing both electric usage and summer peak lowers costs for the Hillsdale Board of Public utilities and its electric customers.

    For more information about the energy efficiency services available for Hillsdale Board of Public Utilities customers, visit www.efficiencysmart.org/hillsdale-michigan or call 877-889-3777.

  • Efficiency Smart Partnership to Benefit Village of Oak Harbor’s Electric Customers

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    Efficiency Smart is excited to announce the launch of energy efficiency services for Oak Harbor Public Power customers. Efficiency Smart offers several services and financial incentives designed to help residents and businesses reduce their electric use and save money.

    “Efficiency Smart helps residents reduce their electric costs and businesses stay competitive,” said Randy Genzman, Oak Harbor Village Administrator. “Offering these services to our customers expands the level of support far beyond what we could do on our own.”

    Efficiency Smart’s residential services are designed around lowering electric use and making homes more comfortable. Residential initiatives include guidance on reducing electric use, discounts on energy-efficient lighting and rebates for energy-saving appliances.

    By taking advantage of these options, residents can reduce their energy consumption and save on their electric bills. For example, a resident who:

    • Installs 10 LEDs can save approximately $40 annually
    • Recycles a second refrigerator could save up to $150 in annual electric costs
    • Manages their electric usage with a smart thermostat could save approximately $70 in annual electric costs

    Business customers also have many ways to save energy and money. Efficiency Smart offers hands-on support, including technical assistance and financial incentives to encourage the installation of energy-efficient technologies. Example projects include lighting, compressed air and HVAC.

    “We are excited for the opportunity to work with the Village of Oak Harbor,” said Sean Clement, Director of Operations for Efficiency Smart. “The village has shown a commitment to energy efficiency, which is a cost-effective way for communities to reduce their customers’ electric bills, reduce power supply costs, and contribute to local economic development. We look forward to working together with the village to ensure a successful partnership.”

    Oak Harbor is expected to save approximately 259 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy over the course of its three-year contract period. The 259 MWh savings is roughly equivalent to the annual electric usage of more than 33 homes. In addition, Oak Harbor is expected to reduce its summer peak by 40 kilowatts (kW). Reducing both electric usage and summer peak lowers costs for the Village of Oak Harbor and its electric customers.

    For more information about the energy efficiency services available for Oak Harbor Public Power customers, visit www.efficiencysmart.org/oak-harbor-ohio or call 877-889-3777.

  • Energy Efficiency Tips for the Spring and Summer

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    Energy Efficiency Tips for the Spring and Summer

    Efficiency Smart offers the following tips that can increase your home’s comfort in the warmer months while also saving you energy and money.

    • Simple savings: The easiest way to save energy is to turn off lights, appliances and electronics not in use. Use an advanced power strip to control multiple appliances at once.
    • Seal air leaks and gaps: Caulking and weatherstripping your home are two cost-effective air-sealing techniques that can offer a quick return on your investment. Sealing can help keep conditioned air from leaking out.
    • Check your water heater: Reduce your water heater to a safe and comfortable temperature to save energy and money. Although some manufacturers set water heater thermostats at 140 degrees, you can reduce this to 130 degrees.
    • Take in the breeze: Open windows during milder spring temperatures and during cooler summer nights. This can help naturally cool your home without having to switch on your air conditioner. Just remember to shut the windows if you need to use air conditioning.
    • Light your home efficiently: Use natural light in your home when possible. When lights are needed, consider using ENERGY STAR® certified LEDs instead of incandescent lights. Only 10 to 15 percent of electricity consumed by incandescent bulbs results in light, the rest produces heat and will make your air conditioner work harder.
    • Save on air conditioning: Raise the temperature on your thermostat when you’re away from home for more than a couple hours to save on cooling costs, or consider purchasing an advanced thermostat that can automatically adjust the temperature based on outside weather conditions and your schedule.
    • Be a fan of fans: Reduce your air conditioning costs while keeping the same level of comfort by using your ceiling fan and raising the thermostat around four degrees. Make sure to turn off the ceiling fans when you leave, as fans cool people, not rooms.
    • Watch your savings bloom: If it is time to replace your existing appliances, consider purchasing ENERGY STAR certified products to save on energy costs. Efficiency Smart offers rebates on qualified products to help participating customers save even more more.
    • Spring clean around your home: Cut your energy costs by getting better performance from your appliances.  Clean dust from under your fridge and any exposed coils at the back. Clear lint from the exhaust hose and the filter of your clothes dryer. Dust bathroom ceiling fan covers and fan blades. Take a look outside for any accessible exterior vents and clear them of any dust, webs, leaves or lint. Change your air filter, as a clogged air filter will make your system work harder to cool your home. Make sure your air vents are not blocked by furniture, carpeting, or drapes so your home can be cooled efficiently

    For information about services and financial incentives available to customers of municipal electric systems that participate in Efficiency Smart, visit www.efficiencysmart.org or call 877-889-3777.

     

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    Efficiency Smart helps residents, businesses and communities use less energy and save money through energy efficiency services. Since its launch in 2011, it has served more than 50 communities in multiple states. Efficiency Smart was established by American Municipal Power for the benefit of its member communities. It is administered under contract with the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. Operations are based in Columbus, Ohio.