Potomac Edison donates LED bulbs to food bank

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Potomac Edison recently provided 9,000 Energy Star certified LED light bulbs to the Maryland Food Bank — Western Branch for distribution to food pantry partners.

Food pantry clients were to receive the bulbs during three events in October.

The LEDs donated this year will save Potomac Edison customers more than 252,000 kilowatt hours and $460,000 over the lifetime of the LEDs, according to a news release from the company. Participants can save on energy costs by switching from less-efficient bulbs to the LEDs.

Potomac Edison also will give food pantry partners information about energy-saving programs offered through EmPOWER Maryland programs.

The donation supports EmPOWER Maryland and is part of the Potomac Edison Residential Energy Efficiency Program, which, in addition to other offerings, provides discounts on LEDs through participating retailers.

Since 2009, Potomac Edison has helped customers save energy and has provided $1 million in rebates to residential customers.