KUA to Host Free Bulb Exchange

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., November 5, 2008 – Kissimmee Utility Authority will host a free bulb exchange on Saturday where customers can exchange up to five of their incandescent light bulbs for energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs.

The bulb exchange is part of Great Outdoor Days, an annual outdoor festival featuring a variety of conservation and environmental exhibits. Sponsored by KUA, the event is scheduled from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee. Event admission is free and parking is $5. Additional event details can be found online at http://www.greatoutdoordays.com.

“Lighting is one of the easiest places to start saving energy,” said Scott Grieves, KUA’s senior conservation specialist. “Replacing the bulbs in your five most frequently used light fixtures with compact fluorescent bulbs can save more than $85 a year in energy costs.”

If every American home replaced just one light bulb with an ENERGY STAR qualified bulb, enough energy would be saved to light more than 3 million homes for a year, more than $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars, according to ENERGY STAR.

Participants must be KUA residential electric customers to qualify for the bulb exchange. Customers should bring a recent KUA electric bill or I.D. showing a residential zip code that is within the KUA service area. Limit five bulbs per household.

About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR (
www.energystar.gov) is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping Americans save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

About KUA
Founded in 1901, KUA (
www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.

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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-9836
cgent@kua.com