Dixie Electric, Lowe's host Energy Fair

Dixie Electric, Lowe's host Energy Fair

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Dixie Electric Power Association gave consumers a crash course on saving energy and money Friday.

It hosted an energy fair at Lowe's in Laurel and was second of three being held this month.

It's also the first year the electric cooperative has set up the fairs at local retailers.

Information on air conditioning and heating, insulation, kitchen appliances and light bulbs was provided.

"Previously, we've done energy fairs in our offices, which has been beneficial, we could show (customers) the materials," said Lydia Walters, human resources and communication manager for Dixie Electric Power Association. "But this is kind of an extra bonus, because they're in the stores where they can go ahead and actually see the products and purchase the products to help them."

"(The information is) good, it's good," said Buddy Stringer, a shopper from Jasper County. "I knew a lot of stuff, but there's a lot of stuff I didn't know."

Next Thursday, another energy fair will be held at Gatlins Building Supply in Waynesboro, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.