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

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