Energy Efficiency Posts

Luminary Award Deadline Almost Here!

Luminary Award Deadline Almost Here!

If you know a company, town, retailer or individual whose energy-efficient efforts deserve to be in the spotlight, let us know. Maybe it’s you!


The deadline to apply is Friday, September 13!


Individuals all over the province are taking brilliant steps to save energy. takeCHARGE believes that deserves to be celebrated! The Luminary Awards recognize companies, organizations, communities, and individuals all across Newfoundland and Labrador who are taking brilliant steps to save energy – and inspiring others to do the same.


Complete your nomination form by September 13, 2019 to and you could could be recognized as one of our Province’s Energy-Saving Stars! You can nominate more than one candidate using separate forms!


Check out these eligibility criteria and guidelines. Click here to start your submission, or download the PDF to submit through email.


We look forward to reading your submissions!

Helping you save

By making energy efficiency upgrades, our customers saved enough electricity to power the towns of Clarenville, Gander, and Stephenville for over a year!

We’re committed to helping you save energy and money, and to doing our part to reduce costs too.

Through takeCHARGE, we help customers understand how to use energy wisely.

Smart energy tips, rebates, and a heat pump savings calculator too – homeowners and businesses can find lots of tools and resources to reduce their energy use.

We continuously evaluate our takeCHARGE offerings to ensure that programs benefit customers and contribute to least-cost service.

We are working with Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro to develop our latest 5-year plan for takeCHARGE. This plan will take into account the impact of the Muskrat Falls Project.

Some takeCHARGE programs may shift or change and some areas like customer education will expand.

You can be sure our commitment to energy conservation is here to stay. For the latest energy savings advice, visit www.takeCHARGENL.ca  

Celebrating Leaders in Energy Efficiency

Celebrating Leaders in Energy Efficiency

Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro held their first ever Luminary Awards on October 24, 2018. The takeCHARGE Luminary Awards were created to recognize people, organizations and communities across the province who have taken steps to be more energy efficient.

 

We would like to congratulate the following winners who were recognized at our inaugural event:

Community Impact Award: Norris Arm Heritage Society

Leadership Award – Individual: Ethel O’Brian

Leadership Award – Individual (Residential): Steve Morey, Clean Air Solutions

Leadership Award – Individual (Commercial): Jeff Browning, Guillevin International

Leadership Award – Organization: Coleman Group of Companies

Leadership Award – Organization: Ingram’s Electrical

Partnership Award: Maurice Tarrant, College of the North Atlantic

Innovation Award: Empowered Homes

Retail Partnership Award:  The Home Depot Canada

The BIG Award: Country Ribbon Inc.

The BIG Award: St. Anthony Seafood’s Ltd. Partnership

“We are committed to helping our customers make wise decisions about their energy use. By following the sound advice of our takeCHARGE energy experts, our customers save millions on their electricity bills every year,” said Gary Murray, Vice President, Customer Operations. “The Luminary Award recipients have shown leadership in promoting and advancing energy efficiency in Newfoundland and Labrador and we appreciate their partnership.”

Check out our press release for more details on the award categories and recipients.

Congratulations to all the 2018 Luminary Award winners!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Energy Efficiency Week and Happy 25th Birthday to Our Insulation Rebate Program!

Happy Energy Efficiency Week and Happy 25th Birthday to Our Insulation Rebate Program!

We’re celebrating the 9th annual Energy Efficiency Week from September 25 to October 1 – and there are lots of reasons to celebrate! 25 years ago we started offering rebates on basement and attic insulation through our Wrap Up for Savings Program. Over 14,000 homeowners have been able to top up their insulation with the help of these rebates. In 2017, these participants will collectively save approximately $4.5 million on their electricity bills.

Insulation made cents in 1992 and it’s just as important today. On average home heating accounts for over half of the electricity used in electrically heated homes. Having enough basement and attic insulation can save you hundreds of dollars every year. If your home was built before 2012, there’s a good chance you need more!

The program name may have changed, but it’s not too late to wrap up for savings. Visit TakeChargeNL.ca for more information on Energy Efficiency Week, tips, rebates and a chance to win an energy efficiency loot bag valued at $250 dollars!

 

Guess Watt? It’s Energy Efficiency Week!

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The 8th annual Energy Efficiency Week is all about getting YOU involved in the conversation about how to save energy and money.

If you have a question, now is the time to ask! When you submit your energy efficiency question on TakeChargeNL.ca you will be entered to win a custom energy assessment and $1,000 for energy-efficient upgrades! To qualify, questions must be submitted by 4pm on Friday, October 14, 2016.

Here are some of the questions we’ve received so far:

Q: I have electric heat. Should I leave my thermostats at the same temperature day and night or should I turn them back at bedtime?

A: You should turn back the heat in rooms you don’t use a lot by 3-5°C. And do the same for the main parts of your home when you’re going out for several hours and at night. Turning down the heat can save you hundreds in heating costs and is easy to do!

Q: Can I use a dimmer switch with LED lighting to reduce energy consumption?

A: LED light bulbs are great energy savers! They use at least 75% less energy than a traditional incandescent bulb and last up to 25 times longer. Using a dimmer switch with an LED is a good way to save even more energy. LEDs can work with dimmers. Just make sure to check the packaging of the dimmer switch to ensure it works with LEDS. Some dimmers only work with other types of bulbs.

Keep the questions coming in! And remember, takeCHARGE is always here to help! During Energy Efficiency Week and all year-round, we offer advice and rebate programs to help you save energy and money.