What Does Your Power Company Offer Regarding CFLs and Other Initiatives?

Heather says:

Frequent Home Ec commenter Rachel gave me a fantastic idea a few moments ago.  She sent me a link to the Tennessee Valley Authority’s current green promotion.  If you do an online energy audit you receive two CFLs.  It’s active frugality folks.

Santee Cooper recently offered  12 free CFLs. They also issue low interest loans to upgrade your home’s energy efficiency and run a green energy buy back program where those who invest in alternative energy such as solar cells or wind power can sell their excess energy back to the grid.

Sometimes these programs are not well promoted and we would love to help get the word out.

Home Eccers, what is your power provider doing?

Are they offering incentives for efficiency, CFL promotions, or other green initiatives? If so write about it on your blog.  In the Mr. Linky below give your general location, your power company’s name and link to your post.

If you don’t have a blog, just share the information in the comments.


  1. wendy on April 30, 2009 at 7:42 am

    In New Jersey, PSE&G came out to our house to do an audit. They changed our light bulbs in five rooms, caulked with silacone around all the windows the outside sill where the concrete meets the wood, and around the duct work in the basement: the seams:, they also put in these insullating foam forms inside the outlets and light switches. I cannot believe the difference that those little foam forms make. Without them you can feel the cold air coming in the electrical outlet. This they did for free.

  2. Jenn on June 3, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    In Lexington, KY last year I had an energy audit, I think through Kentucky Utilities. It cost $15 and I received 4 CFL bulbs, a low flow shower head, sink faucet aerators for all sinks, a blanket for the water heater and insulation to block the chimney. Heckuvadeal!

    BTW, there was much work to be done and I asked the auditor to prioritize the list based on what would provide the best return on investment. So I also got a prioritized list of things to improve the energy efficiency of my home.

  3. Brushstrokes on June 3, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    In Iowa, if you have MidAmerican Energy and complete an online audit, they will mail you one CFL.

  4. Mamasteff on June 3, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    I don’t have a blog but would like to share… southern california edison offers you a $50 check to come pick up your old, energy inefficient, working refrigerator. If you email me we can set it up so I can get a $20 gift card for referring you!

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