Clinton’s Families Helping Families organization received a $1,825 donation in January as a result of resident participation in the Home Energy Solutions℠ (HES) program, an Energize Connecticut initiative provided by CL&P, UI and the natural gas utilities. The cost for HES is $75 for homes heating with electricity or natural gas, $99 for homes heated with fuel oil and propane, and is free for those who meet income eligibility guidelines. Residents are saving on average $250 every year on energy cost after having completed the service.
Energy vendors Energy Resource Group of North Branford and New England Smart Energy of Fairfield each agreed to donate $25 from each HES service to the Clinton Families Helping Families organization, which provides food and energy assistance to residents in Clinton.
The Clinton Energy Committee partnered with CL&P to help Clinton residents learn about the HES service, which is still ongoing and available to residents. Additionally, the committee has joined the CT Solar Challenge, a community-based program that promotes the adoption of solar energy in Connecticut through cost reduction, community outreach and education. Anyone interested in installing solar energy must first complete the HES program.
Residents interested in participating in the HES program should call (203) 484-9931 for more information. For more information or to participate in the CT Solar Challenge, please visit http://ctsolarchallenge.com/ or contact Maggie Treichel at (203) 451-3449.