If you own your own home and struggle to keep up with the rising costs of electricity, then SaskPower may have a solution for you.
The Energy Assistance Pilot Program aims to help 400 families that meet the Crown Corporation’s criteria receive a smart thermostat and other energy-saving products installed in their home for free.
The program would also see light bulbs switched to LED’s.
Spokesperson Joel Cherry says this is a way to help lower-income families to upgrade their existing home electricity infrastructure, which in turn can save them money.
“If you meet the criteria and own your own home in Regina or Saskatoon, you can sign up and we’ll provide tools and advice to help get your utility bills down,” he explains.
“With the two largest population bases in the province, it seemed like logical places to start before we moved to other centres in the province.”
Cherry says this isn’t open for every family since SaskPower has to make sure this helps the right people.
“Depending on how many people over 18 live in your household, you have to have a total household income below a certain amount in order to qualify for the program.”
The deadline to apply for the program is February 15. More information is available at their website.