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Smart Habits rebates help customers save and reduce New Brunswick’s energy footprint

2016-01-11


Fredericton, N.B. – Tens of thousands of New Brunswickers saved money and energy by purchasing nearly 13,000 programmable thermostats last fall as part of NB Power’s Smart Habits rebate program, which offered in-store rebates on energy efficient products from October 1 to November 30.

“New Brunswickers continue to invest in energy efficient products through our rebate program,” said NB Power President and CEO Gaëtan Thomas. “Helping customers save on their monthly bills and adopt smart energy-saving habits at home is part of our long term strategy to reduce electricity use and help manage demand.”

During the months of October and November, NB Power offered rebates on LED bulbs, water-efficient showerheads and programmable thermostats in 170 stores around the province. Thanks to the rebate program, consumers saved about $1.1 million on 624 showerheads, 293,000 LED bulbs, and nearly 13,000 programmable thermostats. Once installed, these products will lower customers’ electricity costs by almost $1.1 million annually.

Incenting energy efficient products is just one of the initiatives NB Power is rolling out as part of a comprehensive and long term strategy to reduce reliance on fossil-fuel energy, control future costs and provide customers with tools to control their monthly bills.

The Smart Habits Rebate Program is one of a suite of energy efficiency programs offered by the utility, which includes the Energy Smart Commercial Buildings Retrofit Program, the Low Income Energy Savings Program, the Home Insulation Energy Savings Program and the Ductless Heat Pump program.

Since the launch of the rebate programs starting in the fall of 2013, New Brunswick consumers have saved $4 million on in-store purchases of thousands of energy efficient products. The use of these and other incented energy efficient products have helped customers reduce their electricity use by 39 GWh annually and their annual costs by more than $4 million.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Tracey Somers, Communications, 506-639-8951 or tsomers@nbpower.com.