Jim Peters of Public Affairs with Manitoba Hydro says it is their responsibility to remind Manitobans of ways to conserve energy. Peters says since they have implemented the Power Smart Program in 1991 they have saved a lot of energy.  By conserving energy not only is there a financial gain to benefit from but you also help out Manitoba Hydro by reducing the demand for energy.  He mentions one way to get ready for the winter season is to upgrade your insulation and installing a set-back thermostat.