Each year, ENERGY STAR® Canada recognizes businesses and organizations for their outstanding contributions to saving energy. The awards recognize utilities, manufacturers, retailers, associations, homebuilders, and buildings that have demonstrated excellence in offering Canadian consumers the most energy-efficient products and technology available. Award winners earn the special recognition of being the best in their class.

Natural Resources Canada selected takeCHARGE, a joint partnership between Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro), for the fourth consecutive year as the Utility Program of the Year award winner. takeCHARGE has also been chosen as the winner of Promotional Campaign of the Year for a third time. That’s seven ENERGY STAR Awards in the past four years for takeCHARGE.

Utility Program of the Year – 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020
Promotional Campaign of the Year – 2023, 2021, 2020

Key 2022 accomplishments include:

  • Providing rebates to customers on approximately 91,000 ENERGY STAR certified products at 43 retailers through the Instant Rebate Program. These products provided customers with over 5.3 GWh of savings annually.
  • Expanding the takeCHARGE Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger Network by installing 19 Level 2 ENERGY STAR certified EV chargers across the province to help residents have better access to charging their EVs while on the road.
  • Donating over 22,000 ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs to 60 partners across Newfoundland and Labrador through the Make the Switch LED bulb giveaway.
  • Providing outreach and education on energy-efficient products through the Isolated Direct Install Program, including installing 4,021 ENERGY STAR certified light bulbs in 196 homes and businesses across six remote communities.
  • Distributing 2,262 Energy Savers Kits to income-qualified customers across the province through the New Energy Savers Kit program. This represents 6,786 ENERGY STAR LED light bulbs and over 1.7 GWh of annual savings.
  • “We are happy to be once again recognized by ENERGY STAR Canada for our efforts in promoting energy efficiency,” says Keith Barrett, Manager of Energy Solutions at Newfoundland Power. “Our customers continue to look to us for advice on their energy use, and we are very pleased to be able to offer them the energy solutions they are looking for.”

    “We are committed to helping our customers save energy and money” says Grant Outerbridge, Manager, Electrification & Energy Optimization for Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. “We are honoured to once again be recognized by ENERGY STAR Canada for programs that provide our customers with the knowledge and power to make their homes more energy efficient. These awards help highlight our ongoing commitment to energy efficiency and we look forward to building on this foundation in the years to come.”

    takeCHARGE is a joint initiative between Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro that combines the expertise and customer reach of Newfoundland and Labrador’s two electricity utilities. With more than 71,000 program participants, the takeCHARGE partnership works to bring energy efficiency awareness and rebate programs to everyone in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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