Electric Outdoor Power Equipment Giveaway

Ditch the Snow Shovel & GO ELECTRIC!

MVEA is giving away two electric snow blowers for the Winter Series Electric Outdoor Power Equipment Giveaway! The entry period for this giveaway is August 1 – October 31, 2023. The two snow blower winners will be selected and announced in November!

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Why is MVEA promoting the use of electric outdoor power equipment?

Two words: beneficial electrification. Also commonly called “strategic electrification” and “efficient electrification,” beneficial electrification is a term for replacing direct fossil fuel use (e.g., propane, natural gas, gasoline) with electricity in a way that reduces overall emissions and energy costs AND benefits the end-user (in this case, electric co-op members). Rapidly evolving innovations in energy technologies are creating new ways to use electricity rather than on-site fossil fuels. Beneficial electrification examples include: electric vehicles, water heaters, appliances (large and small), and outdoor power equipment.

A great example of a beneficial electrification change that can make a big difference is the humble lawnmower. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has shared the following statistics: Each summer weekend, about 54 million Americans mow their lawns, amounting to 800 million gallons of gas per year. The emissions from one four-stroke lawnmower operating for one hour are equivalent to an average vehicle traveling 500 miles. At least 17 million gallons of gasoline are spilled annually just filling these lawnmowers.

While there is an initial investment when making the beneficial electric switch, switching over to electric outdoor equipment, appliances and technologies can save money over time since they never need to be refueled and the cost of electricity is below that of other fuel sources.

After signing up for the giveaway, make sure to visit our rebates page to take advantage of our rebate selection.

Who Is Eligible to Enter This Giveaway?
  • Our Electric Outdoor Power Equipment giveaways are open to all MVEA residential members in good standing.
  • Current or former MVEA employees, affiliates, related entities, and the immediate family members and household members of all such employees are not eligible to participate.
  • Participants must agree to contest rules and restrictions.

Meet One of MVEA’s Winners From 2022!

Jim Firebaugh and Anita Brown, who live in Falcon and have been MVEA members since 2001, were pretty excited about winning an electric snow blower. “When (MVEA employee) Leslie told me that I had won the snow blower, I about fell out of my chair. I was so excited! Then of course, I had to call my family to tell them that I had won,” Jim said. Recent snow storms provided the perfect opportunity for Jim to put the snow blower to work. What did he think? “It provides an easy push button start (no pulling of a rope several times, to try to start the engine). It’s quiet and there is no gas to spill on you or oil smell. It’s pretty cool!” Jim and Anita enjoy MVEA’s member events and look forward to having access to fiber internet service through Connect, powered by Mountain View Electric Association. “I feel that it is super cool that MVEA gives back to its members, not only by their great electricity service that is provided, but by all of the events that are provided to the members throughout the year,” Jim shared.

Electric Outdoor Power Equipment Giveaway Entry Form

Enter to win beginning on August 1 using the form below! Please enter only once. Multiple entries do not increase the chance of winning.

Outdoor Power Equipment Giveaway

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