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8/15/2013 - New Energize Waterbury Community Events Announced

New Energize Waterbury Community Events Announced

New events; citywide canvassing campaign launched to help residents save money through Connecticut’s energy efficiency programs

Energize Connecticut today announced several upcoming community events as part of Energize Waterbury, the comprehensive, citywide energy efficiency campaign designed to help Waterbury residents save money through energy efficiency programs administered by Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P). Newly announced events include:

Home Energy Solutions Library Presentations
Wednesday, August 21 and Tuesday, September 10
6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Silas Bronson Library, 267 Grand Street

These free presentations, open to the public, will provide guests with information on the popular Home Energy Solutions (HES) program, which brings CL&P-authorized energy professionals to your house, condo or apartment to conduct $1,000 worth of energy-saving services for a small co-pay of only $75 for homes heating with electricity or natural gas, $99 for homes heated with fuel oil and propane, or free for Waterbury residents who meet income eligibility guidelines.

A HES service includes sealing air leaks, replacing incandescent lights with energy-saving bulbs, insulating hot water pipes, and evaluating heating and cooling equipment, insulation and major appliances. HES participants will reduce their energy costs by an average of $200 a year, but savings can be significantly higher when customers take additional steps to save energy.

16th Annual Citywide Back to School Rally
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
1:00 to 5:00 pm at Library Park, 267 Grand Street

The Energize Waterbury team will be on-hand at this annual back to school celebration. Energy experts will provide visitors with information on Home Energy Solutions, high-efficiency insulation and HVAC systems, as well as the benefits of converting to natural gas. Children can receive free face painting and temporary tattoos when their families sign up for Home Energy Solutions or purchase discounted energy-saving light bulbs, which will be available for purchase at the event. Students will also receive special give-a-ways to help fill their backpacks.

Energize Waterbury Neighborhood Cookout
Sunday, August 25
4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at St. Leo the Great Church, 14 Bentwood Drive

Energy experts will be on-hand at this free neighborhood cookout to provide guests with information on Home Energy Solutions, as well as on the benefits of improving a home’s energy performance through the installation of high-efficiency lighting, insulation, and heating and cooling equipment, all of which are available to Waterbury residents at competitive prices. Residents interested in learning more about converting to energy-efficient natural gas are also encouraged to attend.

Co-sponsors include East Mountain Neighborhood Association, East End Community Club, East End Catholic Men's Association, Bouley Manor Association, St. Leo’s Church, St. Peter & Paul Church, and Mill Plain Congregational Church.

Additionally, Energize Connecticut representatives will be conducting door-to-door canvassing throughout the city in the coming weeks to help city residents learn how they can lower their home’s energy bills, make their house more comfortable year round, and reduce their carbon footprint. In particular, canvassers will be educating residents on the HES program and enrolling residents who are interested in the service.

Information on Energize Waterbury events can also be found by visiting the City of Waterbury’s event calendar at

The Energize Waterbury campaign is brought to you by CL&P and Yankee Gas in partnership with the City of Waterbury. For more information please visit

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 and 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 or by calling 1.877.WISE.USE.