New SaskPower program helps customers reduce their utility bills
August 27, 2020
SaskPower’s Energy Assistance Program can help lower-income households improve their home’s energy efficiency and save money on their bills.
Through the program, Home Energy Advisors visit homes to complete a walk through assessment and perform free upgrades like installing a smart thermostat, ENERGY STAR LED light bulbs, smart power strips, a clothing dryer rack, high-efficiency showerheads and faucet aerators.
“High utility bills can be stressful – so we’re pleased to offer this new program to help alleviate some of those pressures,” said Shawn Schmidt, Vice President of Customer Services and Distribution. “Qualifying customers can save up to $230 on their utility bills annually by making their homes more energy efficient.”
The program is available to SaskPower customers who are homeowners or renters who meet the income criteria. The City of Saskatoon and City of Swift Current Light & Power have also come together in a new partnership with SaskPower, making it possible for their customers to apply for the program.
The program will run until March 31, 2023 or until funding is spent. The program is funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Low Carbon Economy Fund.
“The Government of Canada is proud to support projects, such as this one, that reduce emissions and save Canadians money,” said the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change. “As we work towards a net-zero future by 2050, our government is committed to supporting Canadian communities from coast to coast to coast in the transition to a cleaner, more prosperous future for generations to come.”
Home Energy Advisors will adapt their procedures for home visits due to COVID-19.
For more information, please visit saskpower.com/energyassistance
At a glance...
- Customers can save up to $230 on their utility bills annually by making their homes more energy efficient.
- The Energy Assistance Program is available to homeowners or renters who meet the income criteria.
- Through a new partnership, the City of Saskatoon and City of Swift Current Light & Power customers are also able to apply.