UGI Launches Expanded Electric Efficiency & Conservation Program
22 Jun 2016
UGI – Electric Division announced today the launch of an expanded Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) program that provides its customers with a variety of cost and energy-saving options, including recycling and rebate opportunities, fuel-switching and school-based education initiatives.
In total, UGI’s expanded EE&C program – approved by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission – offers 11 different options available for both residential and business customers, including:
- Appliance rebates and recycling which allows consumers to earn cash for older, inefficient refrigerators and freezers, and collect rebates for installing high-efficiency appliances.
- LED lighting discounts at participating local retailers. LED bulbs use 75 percent less energy and last 25 times longer than traditional bulbs.
- Fuel switching incentives to convert electric heating and appliances to natural gas or solar thermal water heating. The fuel switching option is available for both residential and small commercial customers.
- Take Action with THINK! Energy, a 60-minute interactive, hands-on school presentation teaching the importance of energy, conservation and safety. Teachers receive supplemental instructional materials for classroom use, while students take home a free Take Action kit with tools to make their homes more energy efficient.
- Home energy audits performed by licensed contractors which provide an energy analysis and offer the best alternatives to more efficiently heat and cool a residence.
- Low-income water heater pilot, which provides a high-efficiency natural gas water heater to income-eligible customers already enrolled in UGI assistance programs.
- HVAC tune-ups for commercial and industrial customers allow businesses to operate their heating and cooling system more efficiently. Commercial heating, ventilation and cooling systems account for about 25 percent of a building’s energy use. An inefficient system can be a major source of wasted electricity.
- Custom incentives offer financial incentives to commercial and industrial customers for projects that result in cost-effective, measurable energy savings.
- Customer education provides information on energy efficiency, new technology and other topics through print and digital channels.
Additional details regarding UGI’s EE&C program are available at www.ugi.com/savesmart.
UGI – Electric Division serves approximately 62,000 customers in parts of Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. Additional information about UGI is available at www.ugi.com. Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ugiutilities or Twitter: www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities.