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SaskPower block heater timer giveaway returns for November 2012


November 15, 2012
By Anthony Capkun

November 15, 2012 – SaskPower is offering a free block heater timer at select retailers around the province for the second year in a row, starting this coming weekend.

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“We’re working closely with customers to reduce and adjust electricity usage, which lessens the overall demand for power,” said Garry Tollefson, manager of SaskPower’s Demand Side Management business unit. “Many people don’t realize that a car or truck only needs to be plugged in for four hours to start.”

An estimated 266,000 households in Saskatchewan plug in their vehicles during the winter, but only about 100,000 of those households use a block heater timer. Were every Saskatchewan resident to use a block heater timer, SaskPower says “we could save enough power to supply more than 5000 homes”.

Stop by one of the following retailers to pick up a free block heater timer (supplies are limited, and a limit of one per household applies) during the weekends of November 17-18 and November 24-25:

• Co-op: Melfort, North Battleford, Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current
• Sears: Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon
• Peavey Mart: Assiniboia, Estevan, Humboldt, Kindersley, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Weyburn, Yorkton
• Home Hardware: Canora, Carlyle, Gravelbourg, Fort Qu’Appelle, Meadow Lake, Melville, Regina, Outlook, Nipawin, Rosetown, Spiritwood, Watrous

Saskatchewan residents can also pick up a free block heater timer at the Canadian Western Agribition at Evraz Place in Regina, November 19-24.