Power Down Challenge

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The Power Down Challenge is a City-wide voluntary energy reduction challenge. Participating households are encouraged to reduce their energy consumption levels by 5% or more in the month of August 2019 compared to their consumption from August 2018.

About the Contest
Households in the City of Medicine Hat (City), Redcliff and Cypress County who receive a City residential Electric Utility statement and have resided at the same address for a minimum of one year as of August 1, 2019 (on or before August 1, 2018) are encouraged to participate. Entrants who have not lived in the same dwelling for one (1) consecutive year are not eligible to enter or win.

For current and past usage, sign in to eUtility or, if you haven’t already, sign up for eUtility online by clicking the link below or by phoning customer service at 403.529.8111. The Challenge runs from August 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019. Entries will be accepted at Customer Service at City Hall until August 30, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. MST and online until August 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. MST.

DYK_Self-Audit ToolkitsPrizes totaling $850 in City of Medicine Hat Gift Cards will be awarded to the top three (3) qualifying households that meet a minimum of 5% energy reduction:
  • $500 Grand prize will be awarded to the household with the greatest percentage energy reduction
  • $250 Second Place
  • $100 Third Place
Remaining entrants will be entered for a chance to win a $50 CMH Gift Card. Click on the link below to find out where CMH Gift Cards can be redeemed. As part of the contest, the City is encouraging everyone to challenge friends and family members to participate. The gauntlet to Power Down can be thrown down by sharing the City’s Power Down 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!

The top three prizes will be awarded on September 18, 2019 and all random draws will take place at that time. Should any category result in a tie among Entrants, HAT Smart (City) staff will determine one winner based on a random draw. Winners will be contacted and the Utility Bill account holder is responsible for collecting their prize from HAT Smart within 30 days. Photo ID must be shown at time of pick up.

Tips and reminders can be found on the HAT Smart webpage, posted on the City’s Facebook and Twitter page, and published in the local newspapers.

By participating, contest entrants grant the City of Medicine Hat the right to use his or her name, and likeness. Recognition could include, but is not limited to, the City and HAT Smart websites, City Facebook and Twitter accounts, Medicine Hat News, and the Shopper.

Register for the Challenge