For Immediate Release
June 1, 2011
Contact: Jessica Wheaton, Community Relations Coordinator,
Traverse City Light & Power
Phone: (231) 932-4574 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
L&P Offering Free CFL Coupons!
(Traverse City, Michigan) — Traverse City Light & Power (L&P) is providing another opportunity to its customers to save money and reduce electricity use via a coupon valid for a free three-pack of compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. The coupon can be found in this month's L&P customer bill insert.
CFLs, when compared to incandescent bulbs, use 75% less energy, produce 75% less heat and last up to ten times longer.
“The CFL giveaway is one method L&P uses to meet the 2008 state mandate that requires all electric utilities to implement an energy efficiency program,” said Jim Cooper, manager of communications and energy services. “One of the easiest ways our customers can save energy and money is by switching out their old incandescent light bulbs with CFLs.”
Also in this month’s bill insert, L&P customers will find information on local retailers that will recycle used CFLs for free. CFLs should not be thrown away in your household trash due to a minimal amount of mercury in the bulb. Many retailers will take the used bulbs and dispose of them properly at no charge to the customer.
Coupons can be redeemed at the L&P Service Desk in the Governmental Center located at 400 Boardman Ave., Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
For more information on ways L&P is helping its customer save energy and money, see the website.
Traverse City Light & Power (www.tclp.org) is a community-owned, community-focused municipal utility that offers energy at competitive rates in the region to over 11,000 customers in Traverse City, and parts of Blair, East Bay, Elmwood, Garfield, Peninsula and Paradise townships.