My Energy Kit Team Cruising Toward a Big Win!

While Kilowatt Kitchen and The E-Team, the in-school programs from Duke Energy and The National Theatre for Children (NTC) are scoring big energy savings this fall throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana as part of the My Energy Kit (MEK) Challenge, we thought an updated score and an inspirational half-time pep talk from The E-Team’s very own Coach Caldwell (affectionately known as The Skipper) would be in order. Take it away, Coach Caldwell!



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All right, you MEK All Stars, the first half of our challenge will end on the 31st of this month, with a $2,500 reward to the school that saves the most energy by generating the most energy kit sign-ups. You can do this! You can save 10 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy by the end of the school year!

Okay, team, here’s where we stand right now! The top ten leading schools for that $2,500 first half grand prize reward consists of five schools from Indiana, three schools from North Carolina, and one school each from South Carolina and Kentucky. But don’t give up if your school is not in the lead … your school and every other school can earn $250 for every 100 unique energy kit sign ups! In fact, right now, there are at least 20 schools that have already earned $250 … and we’re not even at the halfway point yet! So talk to your friends, talk to your family, talk to other students, tell them to join the My Energy Kit Challenge … it’s a win-win situation — a win for your school and a win for family and friends in energy savings (not to mention $1,000 each to two lucky kit requesting families).

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And how are we doing on reaching that 10 million kWh energy saving goal? Well here’s how much we’ve saved to date: 4.7 million kilowatt-hours. Way to go team!

But the big win isn’t just the grand prize reward for each half of the school year and hitting the 10 million kWh savings goal. The big win is working together, developing teamwork, accomplishing goals for your school and your home, and knowing your team made a difference in the world you live in!

That makes you all champions in my book!


Thanks, Coach Caldwell. Let’s take that inspiring message to heart and push hard to help more families sign up for their free energy kits before the December 31 deadline! Let’s win one for The Skipper!



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