Outdoor Power Equipment Giveaway
Enter for a chance to be one of four Outdoor Power Equipment Giveaway winners!
Go electric! Experience the benefits of making the switch from gas to electric powered outdoor power equipment: low noise, zero gas, zero emissions, and low maintenance.
- Two electric mower plus trimmer package winners will be selected in June.
- Two electric snow blower winners will be selected in November.
- Giveaway entry deadlines: May 28 & October 29
Who is eligible to enter?
The giveaway is 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.
How can eligible MVEA members enter the Outdoor Power Equipment Giveaway?
Simply complete the entry form, read and agree to the contest rules and restrictions, scroll to the bot-tom of the page and hit “Submit” by the entry deadlines listed above.
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.
Bonus! This giveaway also serves as a kickoff for the addition of electric outdoor power equipment to MVEA’s popular rebate program. After signing up for the giveaway, make sure to visit our rebates page to take advantage of the 2020 rebate selection.