You may be eligible to get energy saving gadgets

You may be eligible to get energy-saving gadgets Yukon Energy and ATCO Electric have begun a promotion for their "in charge" energy management and efficiency program. With this promotion they are offering "free products" to customers on a limited quantit

Yukon Energy and ATCO Electric have begun a promotion for their “in charge” energy management and efficiency program. With this promotion they are offering “free products” to customers on a limited quantity basis.

If you are a pensioner or elder, a low- or set-income earner, disability earner or single parent on a fixed-income, there are phone numbers and an email address below to access these energy-saving devices.

You will have to go through a quick educational explanation for any products you may choose to receive and sign off for. The products available are various LED lights, hot-water pipe insulation, hot-water tank blanket, efficient shower-flow head, vehicle plug-in timer for control of usage, smart power board to shut down “phantom power” to electronic equipment when not in use, and maybe some other offers.

Only take what you will be able to use and install yourself (or able to have someone help you install) as it is important that these products do not sit gathering dust!

Contact ‘in charge’ at 633-7034 or toll free at 1-800-661-0513, or email

Also, it is our understanding that the Yukon Conservation Society, First Nations offices, Yukon Housing Corporation, Yukon Housing Authorities, City of Whitehorse and Yukon College also have these kits available in Whitehorse or outlying communities.

If you have mobility problems or no vehicle perhaps you can ask those involved to deliver or help you out in some way. The sooner you contact someone involved the better chance you have at receiving these kits.

Good luck and the have a safe and happy Christmas holiday.

Roger Rondeau

Utilities Consumers’ Group

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