The Bermuda Department of Energy has launched a competition to encourage consumers to conserve energy:
The Department of Energy this week launched what will be a ten-month competition to see who can reduce their electricity use the most.
Along with lower power bills, the winning household will take home a $600 travel voucher.
The Department announced yesterday that it was searching for volunteers to take part in the competition.
A Government spokeswoman explained: “Prior to the start of the competition, the Department of Energy will supply and install an electronic electricity meter into participant’s homes that will provide real-time information about their electricity consumption on their laptop or PC.
“Every month contestants will check in with Department of Energy staff to share their electricity bills, which will then be compared with participant’s historical data to assess progress.”
The staff will also offer advice and guidance to help participants along, measuring their progress compared with other competitors.
Minister of Environment, Planning and Infrastructure Strategy Marc Bean said he hoped the competition would help demonstrate that making a few small changes, homeowners can save hundreds of dollars in power bills.
“We believe that without doing very much that’s different to their current behaviours, the average resident can save 15 percent of their bills by just being aware of obvious energy waste,” Mr Bean said.
Read more in the full article from the Bermuda Royal Gazette.
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