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Bundle Up Challenge Promotes Winter Energy Savings

HAT Smart Contest encourages residents to reduce natural gas consumption for a chance to win

Post Date:12/11/2018 10:21 AM

Medicine Hat – The Bundle Up Challenge is on! The goal is to reduce natural gas consumption by 5% or more during the contest period of January 1 – 31, 2019, as compared to January 2018 consumptions. Residential customers can register until January 15, 2019 for a chance to win prizes, including a $500 grand prize.

“Resident participation in the Power Down contest last summer was very enthusiastic, and we are following up with a winter theme to encourage good habits to start the new year,” explains Jass Baidwan, Environmental Outreach Coordinator with the City of Medicine Hat. “The smallest actions, like turning down your furnace and wearing a warm sweater and wool socks in the house, can make a big difference in natural gas consumption. We chose the theme Bundle Up to share this message.”

As part of the contest, the City is encouraging everyone to challenge friends and family members to participate. The gauntlet to Bundle Up can be thrown down by sharing the City’s Bundle Up Challenge social media posts with others, or simply by telling them in person. On contest entry forms, people can enter the name of their challenger and both will receive additional entries to win a City of Medicine Hat Gift Card for $100. The more people you challenge, the more chances you have!

“We hope people will have fun with this challenge and spread the word by challenging others to take part,” notes Baidwan.  “To help people out, we will be sharing tips about ways to reduce consumption throughout the contest period in the local newspapers and on the City’s Facebook and Twitter channels. We hope that cozy socks and sweaters will be added to the holiday wish list!”

The Bundle Up Challenge is part of the Knowledge Saves Power initiative made possible by a financial contribution from Natural Resources Canada.

Contest entries are accepted from now to January 15. The contest period is January 1 – 31, 2019.   For more information and to sign up, visit

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For more information:

Jass Baidwan, Environmental Outreach Coordinator
Utilities Business Development and Support
City of Medicine Hat

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