Puget Sound Energy Invites Customers to get “Re-Energized by Design”

PSE Recruits Contestants for Home Makeover Competition That Merges Design with Energy Efficiency and Great Prizes

BELLEVUE, Wash.  (Sept. 5, 2012) - Today Puget Sound Energy begins recruiting for Re-Energized by Design, a new campaign in which six residential PSE customers will compete in a series of room-by-room energy-efficient makeover challenges. The entry deadline is Oct. 31, 2012.

“This is a brand-new concept for us at PSE,” said Cal Shirley, vice president of Customer Solutions. “Our customers are familiar with the energy and money-saving benefits of efficient products, and we want people to know that these products are now some of the most beautiful on the market – and they are eligible for PSE rebates. We’re excited to give our customers the tools to get creative in using efficiency as a complement to great design in their homes.”

Re-Energized by Design contestants will complete a series of room makeovers using the latest sleek and stylish energy-efficient products provided by PSE, GE, and Frigidaire. After each makeover challenge, a local celebrity judge panel will review and score each contestant’s effort. The lowest-scoring contestant in each round will be eliminated.

All contestants will receive free, efficient light emitting diode (LED) and compact fluorescent light (CFL) lighting from GE and a small stipend to spend on each room’s makeover. The final three contestants will win a high efficiency clothes washer and matching dryer from Frigidaire, and the final two contestants will win a Frigidaire Ultra Efficient Kitchen with refrigerator, dishwasher, range, and microwave. The last contestant standing will win a $5,000 prize.

Each contestant’s efforts will be supported by a dedicated design coach who will provide style guidance and encouragement. Contestants will also be filmed as they complete each room challenge, and PSE will release a series of “webisodes” showing the journey of each contestant as they make their homes more beautiful and energy efficient.

All home-owning PSE electric and natural gas customers living in an existing single-family property or attached housing with four units or less are eligible to become contestants. To enter, customers must create a short video introducing themselves and their home and upload it to the Re-Energized by Design website at PSE.com/ReEnergizedByDesign before the Oct. 31 entry deadline.

About Puget Sound Energy

Washington state’s oldest local energy company, Puget Sound Energy serves 1.1 million electric customers and more than 750,000 natural gas customers in 11 counties. A subsidiary of Puget Energy, PSE meets the energy needs of its customers, in part, through cost-effective energy efficiency, procurement of sustainable energy resources, and far-sighted investment in energy-delivery infrastructure. PSE employees are dedicated to providing great customer service that is safe, dependable and efficient. For more information, visit www.PSE.com.

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