Customers of Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) and The United Illuminating Company (UI) can help Operation Fuel by having an energy-saving home energy assessment done.
Competitive Resources Inc. (CRI) of Wallingford will donate $25 to the non-profit energy assistance program for every CL&P and UI customer who mentions Operation Fuel when they schedule and complete a home energy assessment with CRI. Since the beginning of this year, CRI has donated $875 to Operation Fuel.
Operation Fuel is a private, nonprofit program that provides emergency energy assistance through its statewide network of over 100 fuel banks to lower-income working families, the elderly and disabled individuals who are in financial crisis and not eligible for energy assistance from government-funded programs. This is Connecticut’s only year-round emergency energy assistance program.
“Energy assistance isn’t just for keeping people warm in the winter. It is equally important to help families in the warmer weather. A home without electricity or heat is unhealthy and not safe any time of the year,” explained Operation Fuel’s Executive Director Patricia Wrice.
For a co-pay of $75 for customers who heat with electricity or natural gas and $99 for customers who heat with oil, the home energy assessment provides homeowners with an average of $1,000 in services and installed products that will help make their homes more energy efficient and lower their energy bills by an average of $200 annually.
This energy efficiency service is provided as part of the Energize Connecticut initiative and the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund’s Home Energy Solutions (HES) program, which is administered by CL&P and UI. Competitive Resources of Wallingford, Conn., is an authorized Home Energy Solutions provider for all participating electric, gas, and municipal utilities in Connecticut.
During the home energy assessment, CRI’s certified technicians will make energy saving improvements that include identifying and sealing air leaks and drafts, installing improved lighting and water-saving devices, and analyzing appliances and insulation.
CL&P and UI customers can schedule an appointment by calling 888-403-3500 or by going to http://www.criprograms.com/operationfuel/
CL&P and UI must approve all applications and the offer is subject to the availability of funding from the Energy Efficiency Fund. Utility customers should have their account number available and mention Operation Fuel when calling to schedule an energy assessment.
About Energize Connecticut:Energize Connecticut programs help you save money and use clean, affordable energy. The programs are a partnership of the Energy Efficiency Fund, the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority, and your local electric and gas utilities and are funded by a charge on customer energy bills. Information on energy efficiency programs can be found at EnergizeCT.com or by calling 1.877.WISE.USE.