First Winner of Center Parcs’ ‘Home Energy Savers’ Scheme Announced
The overall winner, Joanne McConnell from Workington, saved an incredible £539 on her previous year’s bills and won both the Gas and Electricity categories. Joanne won £7,000 of home energy saving improvements to her home.
Joanne, who works in the Housekeeping team at Center Parcs Whinfell Forest, has been working at Center Parcs for 13 years. Center Parcs’ CEO, Martin Dalby, surprised Joanne with her award whilst she was at work.
“I was so shocked I nearly fell off my chair!” said Joanne. “I’m absolutely thrilled to have won. We learned so much about the effect of the everyday things we do on the planet and we’ll definitely keep using the energy saving methods we’ve been using.
“We’re still thinking about what to do with our prize, but we’re considering having solar panels fitted to the house.”
Martin Dalby praised Joanne’s achievement, saying “Joanne showed exceptional determination to reduce her energy consumption. We were particularly impressed with Joanne’s use of the smart-meter to help her understand her electricity usage and costs.”