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WPS To Run Energy Challenge For Service Groups

June 15, 2012

Wisconsin Public Service will again be giving away money to community non-profit organizations that try to be more energy efficient and raise public awareness regarding this. This is all part of the utility's second annual 'WPS Energy Challenge'. The goal of the challenge is to have service groups assist the utility in spreading the message and practical uses of being more energy efficient.

If a club is selected to take part they must do several activities to be eligible for the cash. These include having ten club members reduce their energy consumption during the final three months of this year when compared to last year, installing ten home weatherization kits into residences in their home communities, track group member's energy awareness efforts, and secure ten new sign-ups for WPS E-Bill Paperless Billing or Budget Billing.

Service groups interested in taking part have until the end of July to apply, with the utility making their selection of who will take part by the end of August. Up to 20 different service groups will be selected, with the top five that complete the challenges receiving $1,500 and the rest $750.

Last year, the Antigo Optimist Club was one of over a dozen organizations that took part in the first year of this challenge, receiving $1,000 for their participation.

For more information you can go online to wisconsinpublicservice.com/home/energy_challenge.aspx.

by Rusty Mehlberg

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