Thursday, July 3, 2008

State Rep. Penny Bacchiochi organizes energy efficiency meeting with CL&P at Somers Senior Center

State Rep. Penny Bacchiochi (R-Somers) has organized an informational meeting on how to help seniors with their energy costs on Wednesday, July 9 at the Somers Senior Center, beginning at 1 p.m.. A Northeast Utilities representative will make a presentation at the meeting.

“The current crunch with regard to energy costs is affecting all segments of our population, especially our seniors,” said Rep. Bacchiochi. “This informational forum will give those who attend the opportunity to get some tips on how to reduce their energy costs, and have some of their energy-related questions answered.”

The presentation will provide residents in attendance with Energy Saving Sampler Kits that contain weather proofing materials and energy saving light bulbs and improved efficiency showerheads. The kits help familiarize people with items that can reduce energy costs, said Rep. Bacchiochi. In addition, residents and CL&P staff also will discuss conservation methods, such as washing clothes in cold water, noting that majority of modern detergents work well with most stains, for example.

Other topics expected to be covered include heating conservation, assessment of heating efficiency and NU’s circuit breaker program for reducing costs.

State Rep. Penny Bacchiochi (R-Somers) represents Somers, Stafford and Union in the General Assembly.