SaskPower was seeking ways to help residents find new ways to reduce their monthly energy bills. Considering that lighting accounts for as much as 20% of customers’ total energy consumption, Summerhill decided to focus on energy-efficient lighting products as a cost-effective way to help SaskPower customers save both energy and money.
Working with SaskPower, Summerhill created the SaskPower Retail Discount Program, a convenient, cost-effective method for customers to improve their energy use while receiving rebate incentives on energy-efficient lighting products.
The program, aimed at residential customers, offers a wide range of lighting products that allow customers to save power with very little effort. The instant in-store rebate provided by SaskPower encourages customers to purchase energy-efficient products including:
- ENERGY STAR® certified light bulbs
- ENERGY STAR certified light fixtures
- Lighting controls
- Seasonal LED light strings
- Smart home products
To better educate customers, Summerhill sends representatives to eleven 11 communities across the province to advise customers on the right products for their specific needs. In addition to educating customers on energy-efficient products, Summerhill representatives play an important role in connecting with customers and providing helpful, one-on-one communication customer engagement on behalf of SaskPower.
- 67.4 GWh and 31.7 MW of total energy savings since program inception
- Educational engagement with over 23,000 customers in 2016 alone
- More than 1,000,000 light bulbs and other energy-efficient products rebated
The SaskPower Retail Discount Program has been vastly successful, both in promoting energy-efficient products, and providing relevant education to program participants. The program has achieved 67.4 GWh and 31.7 MW of total energy savings since its inception. In 2016 alone, the program engaged over 23,000 customers while collecting and rebating over 1.1 million bulbs and other energy-efficient products.
Now, with over 280 retail locations participating across 125 communities, the program reaches all corners of the province, achieving widespread awareness and positive visibility for SaskPower.