The Virgin Islands Energy Office (VIEO), recognizing the significant savings that the use of LED (light emitting diode) lightbulbs can bring to residents’ Water and Power Authority (WAPA) electric bills, is setting up a program to give financial assistance to those buying LEDs. The program is slated to begin on April 1.
.According to the U.S. Department of Energy, LED bulbs use only 20 to 25 percent of the energy used by traditional incandescent light bulbs, and they last 25 times as long. The LEDs have the advantage over CFLs because they do not contain mercury and of are not as fragile.
VIEO is now actively seeking local vendors to participate in the program. Vendors wishing to participate should call the V.I. Energy Office at 713-8436, ext. 3603.
For updates on when the program begins and for information on other local energy issues, residents can visit the VIEO Web site at www.vienergy.org
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