As the sun sets sooner and the weather gets cooler, Halloween will soon be upon us.

While we anticipate seeing scary creatures on Halloween, there is one creature that is with us year round and is very difficult to escape:  power vampires.  Power vampires are all around us, especially in our homes.

Small appliances such as coffee makers or toaster ovens, televisions, and phone chargers use power if they are plugged in and you aren’t using them.  These power vampires can really put a scare into your bank account when you get your energy bill.

With Virginia Energy Sense, you can learn how to fight back against these power vampires by checking out our latest Jack Halloween video, where you can learn a lot more about how to slay the power vampires.

Virginia Energy Sense was formed with one goal in mind- reduce electric energy consumption to 10% lower than 2006 levels by 2022 through educational efforts across the Commonwealth.

Lesson Plans
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Get your students energized about responsible energy use! In partnership with the Virginia Department of Education, we’ve created fun, multi-day, Lesson plans to help you teach your students how to understand and conserve energy! They’re classroom-ready and free to use!