Home Energy Legacy Program (HELP)
Building on previous energy conservation initiatives in the community, SaskEnergy's Home Energy Legacy Program (HELP) was
launched in 2011 to provide energy-efficient upgrades for selected low-income homeowners throughout the province. For
this program, SaskEnergy partners with Habitat for Humanity, which leads to the selection of qualified homeowners who will
receive energy efficiency upgrades to their homes; Habitat also assists with volunteer resources for repairs and improvements.
The range of energy-efficiency upgrades provided to selected low-income households includes customized upgrades that may
include: new energy-efficient furnaces, water heaters, basement and attic insulation, windows and/or weather stripping,
depending on the need in each situation. The goal for HELP is to make each home as much as 30 per cent more energy efficient,
which, in turn, reduces monthly heating expenses significantly and helps keep low-income homeowners in their homes. The
HELP program is part of a larger initiative at SaskEnergy to encourage homeowners in Saskatchewan to reduce their energy
needs both helping the environment and reducing the financial burden for homeowners.
Our HELP Story
To date, SaskEnergy and Habitat for Humanity have helped 59 homeowners in nine communities, with support from more than 250 volunteers.
Since 2011, this Program has installed 52 furnaces, 20 water heaters, 33 water-saving toilets and insulated 37 attics.
Check out the YouTube videos from 2014,
2012 and 2011,
which document the work of the program and its impact on families. You can also visit the Home Energy Legacy Program
for additional information.
Dear Sponsors, Suppliers & Friends of the SaskEnergy Home Energy Legacy Program:
SaskEnergy continuously reviews all spending across the Corporation, in order to manage its internal costs. In this way, we’re able to provide cost-effective service to all our customers. Given current economic conditions, SaskEnergy has re-examined some of its fiscal restraint measures.
Part of this review for 2016 included an examination of our community investment budget. While we will continue to support groups and organizations in the communities we serve, we have had to make some very tough decisions.
As such, SaskEnergy will no longer be providing funding for the Home Energy Legacy Program in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. We thank you for your support of this program over the past six years.