FortisBC PowerSense Program Manager Patricia Dehnel provides details during 'Enervention' event held May 26 at Castlegar Complex.

Enervention interest builds in Castlegar

Homeowners hungry for Energy Diet details on May 28.

A strong turnout of area residents greeted a group of FortisBC PowerSense personnel and assorted providers of energy-efficient products and services on Tuesday night at the Castlegar Complex.

The event was called an ‘Enervention,’ part of the Kootenay Energy Dieet and those on hand were keen to find out all they could from the authorities on hand.

Civic officials including City of Castlegar councillors Kevin Chernoff and Dan Rye were there as well, two homeowners whom had personally signed up for the helpful energy audit.

In basic terms, what a client can arrange through the enervation is an assessment of their home by an expert who can detect energy-wasting aspects of the residence, and make recommend to remedies for the situation.

Patricia Dehnel, FortisBC PowerSense Program Manager was speaking to the a crowd of attendees and happened to mention a case history in which a homeowner had made changes allowing a reduction in energy costs from $600 to a bit over $100 for a certain period.

The City of Castlegar had been offered further incentive to get on board, by offering a $25 rebate for the first 50 local homeowners to sign up for the $60 assessment.

There had been no word at the scene as to how many locals had taken advantage of the early bird discount.

More details on the diet and it’s workings is available online at http://www.castlegarnews.com/news/208919711.html

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

New child care centre planned for Tarrys Hall

A collaboration has come up with a plan to bring child care spaces to Castlegar to Nelson corridor.

Morning start: Numerous shipwrecks can be found below Kootenay Lake

Here is your Kootenays’ morning start for Thursday, May 28

RCMP seek public’s help in identifying suspects responsible for keying cars in Castlegar

At least three cars have been keyed in north Castlegar in the last 24 hours

Young farmers find a home through land-matching program

Young Agrarians links would-be farmers with landowners who have land to spare

B.C. legislature coming back June 22 as COVID-19 emergency hits record

Pandemic restrictions now longer than 2017 wildfire emergency

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

B.C. businesses ‘can’t shoulder burden’ of COVID-19 sick pay

Trudeau’s plan should be tied to federal emergency aid

Another Asian giant ‘murder hornet’ found in Lower Mainland

This is the farthest east the invasive species has been found so far

B.C. girl left temporarily paralyzed by tick bite sparks warning from family

Mom says parents need to check their kids when they go camping

PHOTOS: Loved ones reunite at an oasis on closed U.S.-Canada border in Surrey

Officials closed the park in mid-March over coronavirus concerns

Feds delay national action plan for missing and murdered Indigenous women

Meanwhile, the pandemic has exacerbated the violence facing many Indigenous women and girls

B.C.’s essential grocery, hardware store employees should get pandemic pay: retail group

Only B.C.’s social, health and corrections workers are eligible for top-ups

COLUMN: Canada needs to remember rural communities as thoughts turn to pandemic recovery

Small towns often rely on tourism, which has been decimated by COVID-19

Most Read