Flathead Electric Cooperative offering free LED light bulbs to members
“This program will benefit Flathead Electric Co-op members in more ways than one.” That’s according to FEC director of energy and member services, Ross Holter, regarding an exciting new opportunity for members. Starting in July, for any residential FEC member who requests it, the Co-op will mail out a free efficiency kit containing up to eight LED bulbs. The A19 bulbs are 800 lumens (equivalent to 60 watts), warm white and dimmable, and are estimated to last 15,000 hours. Holter says the program helps the Co-op meet the federal efficiency requirements set by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).
“We pay a certain amount for energy efficiency through our wholesale power rates with BPA. If we don’t utilize those funds for efficiency projects in our service area each year, those dollars get used in other areas across the northwest. Offering these free energy kits ensures that we are good stewards of our members’ money. And, it directly benefits FEC members by giving them access to free LED bulbs, which provides them with an easy way to use energy more efficiently.”
Holter notes that achieving energy efficiency in a home usually requires making an upfront investment before savings can be realized. So, the fact that these LED bulbs are free for the asking is an uncommon opportunity that all members should take advantage of.
“This is one of those rare deals that truly is a win-win for all concerned. “
This program will be available until September 15 or while supplies last, so FEC members who would like to receive free LED bulbs need to order them at their earliest convenience. To do that, they can visit flatheadelectric.com/freebulbs or call 406-751-4483.