Program helps residential customers reduce energy costs and improve comfort.

The CWLP Energy Services Office has announced its Low-Cost/No-Cost Efficiency Workshop schedule.  The free 90-minute workshop, which focuses on home energy efficiency improvements that can be made for little or no cost, provides residential electric customers with a crash course in how to become efficiency do-it-yourselfers.  The first workshop is January 20 th at the downtown branch of Lincoln Library, on the corner of Seventh Street and Capitol Avenue.  The program is open free of charge to all CWLP residential electric customers, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. 

        Other workshops will be Tuesday, March 30; Monday, May 10; Wednesday, September 8; and Tuesday, November 2.  Each session will take place from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.        Workshop participants will receive instruction and hands-on experience installing a variety of weatherization products, including caulk, weatherstripping and flexible interior storm windows.  Participants will also receive a free take-home “starter kit: of several of the products discussed in the workshop.  This program can be especially beneficial to customers living on low or fixed incomes who are having difficulty covering their home energy costs and who can’t afford to hire someone to make necessary efficiency improvements to their homes.

        Reservations for CWLP’s Low-Cost/No-Cost Efficiency Workshops are taken on a first-come/first-served basis.  To pre-register for a workshop, call the CWLP Energy Services Office at 789-2070, ext. 580,
or email .  When emailing, be sure to include your name, your residence address, a daytime telephone number and the date of the workshop you wish to attend.  If you plan to bring a guest, please provide that individual’s name and residence address as well.

        In addition to these scheduled public workshops, the CWLP Energy Services Office also offers Low-Cost/No-cost Efficiency Workshops “on-demand” to interested churches, neighborhood associations, and other community and civic groups who expect a minimum attendance of at least 15.  In most cases, the workshops can be set up at the convenience of the requesting organization.   

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