On Saturday, February 23, task forces from Enfield, Stafford, Windsor and Bloomfield will host the 2013 North Central CT Energy Expo. Residents and town leaders from the surrounding area are invited to attend the event, which will feature program administrators from Clean Energy Communities, an Energize Connecticut program that teaches people about energy-saving programs and renewable energy initiatives.
The expo is free of charge and open to the public, and will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at John F. Kennedy Middle School, located at 155 Raffia Road in Enfield.
The expo will feature more than 30 energy-related exhibits, including specialists from energy efficiency, alternative energy, solar, insulation and window installation companies, who will be on-hand to answer questions. Additionally, representatives from Energize Connecticut’s Home Energy SolutionsSM (HES) program, an in-home service that provides residents with utility-authorized technicians who install energy efficient products and perform weatherization services in homes and apartments. These services include locating and professionally sealing critical air leaks, replacing incandescent lights with energy-saving bulbs and insulating hot water pipes. The cost for a HES assessment is $75 for electric and gas heat customers, $99 for oil heat customers, and is free for income eligible residents.
“Spreading the word about the energy conscious products and initiatives available to residents and municipalities is an extremely important step in helping them use less energy and save money on their utility bills,” said Jeff Myjak, Enfield Clean Energy Committee member. “Our task force is once again excited to be hosting this collaborative energy expo in the hopes that it will help raise awareness of the variety of energy-programs available to them.”
“The North Central CT Energy Expo is an excellent example of how the Clean Energy Communities program is spreading the word about energy efficiency” said Ron Araujo, CL&P Manager of Conservation and Load Management. “It helps us make sure our customers know about the best and most economical ways to save energy and lower their utility bills.”
In addition to energy-related exhibits, the expo will also feature seven seminars throughout the day on different energy topics including geothermal technology, insulation, and careers in the environmental industry.
For more information on the North Central CT Energy Expo, please visit www.ctenergyexpo.com.
About Energize Connecticut
Energize Connecticut helps you save money and use clean energy. It is an initiative of the Energy Efficiency Fund, the Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority, the State, and your local electric and gas utilities, with funding from a charge on customer energy bills. Information on energy-saving programs can be found at EnergizeCT.com or by calling 1.877.WISE.USE.