April 04, 2011
Winners in Chelan County PUD’s Reduce Your Use Contest have been announced. First prize went
to Richard and Shirley Ehrenberg of Wenatchee who decreased their energy consumption this winter by 35 percent
over the past three months compared to previous years. Tony and Laura Thompson of Wenatchee, who cut their
electrical use by 24 percent took second place. Taking third place are Nick and Jenn Brunner of Cashmere, who
reduced their use by 23 percent.
The top three winners will be awarded prizes but PUD Energy Conservation
manager, Mark Weiser says all nine of the homeowners entered in the contest are winners. .When you add up the
total amount of energy saved by all nine of the contestants over the last three months you get a better idea of
how much energy is wasted . .
The Ehrenbergs will receive a $500 gift certificate donated by Walmart. The
Thompsons will receive a $250 gift certificate from Community Glass. The Brunners will enjoy a $100 gift
certificate donated by Stan’s Merry Mart.
Weiser says you can check out for yourself the improvements each of
the contestants made to their homes by logging on to the Chelan County PUD Website. A link is available on