Fort Smith Trade Show 2014

Posted 2014-05-13
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Category Community Visits

Two Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA) staff recently completed an eight day trip to the South Slave Region. Their trip started with the Fort Smith Trade Show and they also spent time in Hay River and Fort Providence.

The Fort Smith Trade Show was well attended and there was a high demand for advice on energy efficiency due to energy costs for electricity, oil and propane in Fort Smith have increased 15% to 50% in the past year. The AEA draw prize winners at the Trade Show were:
o B. Delaney - 10 LED Light bulbs (shown in photo with AEA's Steve Outlet),
o Gerri Ruzicka - a Home Energy Evaluation,
o Grace Whelly - a solar energy LED flashlight, radio & charging station.

While in Fort Smith they also completed three residential home energy assessments and one church energy audit, met with a “Small Home” builder, had a building science and renewable energy meeting with Aurora College, and gave advice to a local hotel owner on electrical conservation.