The Virgin Islands Energy Office (VIEO) announces that a vendor’s meeting for the LED Lighting Rebate Program will be held as follows:
* Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at its St. Croix Office located at #41 Mars Hill – Frederiksted
* Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at its St. Thomas office located at Suite #231 in the Tutu Park Mall (near the food court).
Meeting times are scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on the respective days.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, LED bulbs use only 20 to 25 percent of the energy used by traditional incandescent light bulbs and last 25 times as long. The LEDs have the advantage over CFLs of not containing mercury and of not being as fragile.
The Energy Office, recognizing the significant savings that the use of LED light-bulbs can bring to residents’ WAPA bills, has set up a program to give financial assistance to those buying LEDs. The program is slated to begin on April 1, 2015. Program information will be provided at the meetings.
Vendors wishing to participate in the program should contact the Energy Office at 713.8436 ext. 3603.