Grande Prairie’s uptake of energy efficient products is being called “incredible”. Energy Efficiency Alberta vice president Darryl Hill was in the city Tuesday and told a Chamber of Commerce luncheon that local residents and businesses have been “very responsive” to its programs.
“We’re providing value to Albertans and communities like Grande Prairie have played a big role in our programs. With more than 10,000 projects in every region of the province, we generated $475 million in economic growth, and more than $3 saved for every $1 invested.”
Energy Efficiency Alberta was created in early 2017, offering free items like light bulbs and low-flow showerheads and rebates on other eligible products. Since then, it estimates one in 12 Grande Prairie homes upgraded to energy efficiency products and more than 40 businesses and non-profit organizations received incentives to do the same.
The numbers also show local contractors have installed nearly 40,000 energy-efficient products in the city, including 200 hot water heaters, as well as worked on 60 insulation projects and 100 window replacements.