Energy Efficiency Alberta introduces instant savings for energy-efficient products

Calgary – From April 28 through to June 11, Albertans can access instant savings on energy- efficient products, including LED light bulbs, programmable thermostats, smart power bars and low- flow showerheads. As a part of Energy Efficiency Alberta’s programming, rebates will be available instantly at nearly 600 participating retailers across the province.

Albertans can access these savings, right at the till, when purchasing eligible energy-efficient products, including:

  • Energy Star®-approved LED bulbs and fixtures
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Smart Power Bars
  • Heavy Duty Timers
  • Low Flow Showerheads

A store locater to help pin-point the closest retailer and complete list of available products is available at efficiencyalberta.ca.

The Instant Savings Program is part of a suite of initial energy efficiency programs recommended by an expert panel, based on best practices across North America. Along with the Home Improvement and Online Rebate programs, this program seeks to ensure that all Albertans have easy access to many of the day-to-day items that will allow them to make their homes more energy efficient. Together, these programs are focused on delivering real results. For every $1 invested in the program, participants are receiving $4 in energy cost savings. And that means generating real energy savings, roughly equal to removing 41,000 personal vehicles from the road for one year.

Quotes

“The savings introduced today allow Albertans to save twice: on energy-efficient products and on their power bills once the items are in use in their homes.”
-Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks and Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office

“Every one of these products will help Albertans save money every month. For example, Albertans will save $6 each year for every LED light bulb in their homes. The more energy- efficient products in your home, the more you can save.”
-David Dodge, Chair, Energy Efficiency Alberta

“We are excited to be contributing to the growth of an energy efficiency industry in Alberta. The Retail Product Program alone supports more than 170 jobs. This is just the beginning of a suite of programs that are in the works through Energy Efficiency Alberta.”
– Monica Curtis, CEO, Energy Efficiency Alberta

About Energy Efficiency Alberta

Energy Efficiency Alberta (EEA) is an arms-length agency of the Government of Alberta. It is overseen by a Board of Directors with diverse expertise in energy efficiency, governance and community building. The goal of the agency is to help Albertans save money by reducing energy costs and increasing energy efficiency. This in turn creates jobs and helps Alberta achieve emissions reductions as outlined in the province’s Climate Leadership Plan.

EEA will offer a series of programs designed to help Albertans use less energy. All Albertans are invited and encouraged to take part. Its first program – the Residential No-Charge Energy Savings Program – is open for registrations, and others will follow shortly.

By early May, the Residential Retail Products Program and the Business, Non-profit and Institutional Energy Savings Programs will launch. The Residential and Commercial Solar Program will launch in early summer.

About the Instant Savings Program

The Instant Savings Program is one part of Energy Efficiency Alberta’s Residential Retail Products Program, scheduled to officially launch at the end of this month. Instant savings will be offered to all Albertans looking to save money and energy.

Albertans can access these savings instantly at the till when purchasing energy-efficient items that are eligible for savings. From April 28 until June 11, 2017, products eligible for instant savings will be advertised in-store, online and in flyers at participating retailers across the province. For more information on instant saving items and retailers, visit: efficiencyalberta.ca.

In addition to the Instant Savings Program, the Residential Retail Products Program will offer incentives to Albertans when purchasing energy-efficient appliances and other energy-saving products through participating retailers and approved contractors. In the coming weeks, more details will be released about the full suite of products available through the Residential Retail Products Program.

For media inquires, please contact:
Ashleigh Niziol
780-938-6554
aniziol@brln.ca

For questions or inquiries about the program, how it works, how to register or sign-up, please contact:
Energy Efficiency Alberta
1-844-357-5604
hello@efficiencyalberta.ca