As part of the Energize Connecticut initiative, United Illuminating, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), is lending customers Kill-A-Watt® Meters for free.
These easy-to-use devices allow residents to calculate the energy usage of appliances in their homes and identify which may be causing spikes in their monthly bills. Armed with this information, residents can take control of their energy costs and potentially reduce their bills.
“Operating a Kill-A-Watt meter requires minimal effort and can be educational and eye opening,” said Sheri Borelli, Clean Energy Communities program manager, UI. “You simply plug an appliance into it and let it run as you normally would for one day. The process tracks kilowatt-hour consumption and provides the necessary data to calculate the daily cost, which can then be extrapolated out to discover what you pay per week, month or even per year.”
Kill-A-Watt Meters are available at libraries in the following municipalities:
• Ansonia • Orange
• East Haven • Stratford
• Milford • Trumbull
• North Branford • West Haven
• North Haven • Woodbridge
Borrelli added that all you need is a library card to check out a meter, and each one is accompanied by an in-depth instructional guide. UI anticipates that other towns in its service territory will also offer meters in the coming weeks.
Those looking to continue their energy reduction further can register for a Home Energy SolutionsSM assessment. For just $124, the home checkup provides approximately $1,000 worth of weatherization services designed to make a home perform at the highest level of efficiency and save even more money. Additionally, some residents may meet the requirements of Home Energy Solutions – Income Eligible, which offers the same process at no-cost. These programs are provided by UI in partnership with Energize Connecticut initiative.
For information on any of the energy-saving programs offered through the Energize Connecticut initiative, please call 877-WISE-USE or visit energizect.com.
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About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a diversified energy and utility company with more than $31 billion in assets and operations in 27 U.S. states. The company owns regulated utilities and electricity generation assets through two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks comprises eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving approximately 3.2 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables operates 6.5 gigawatts of electricity capacity, primarily through wind power, across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people. Iberdrola S.A. (Madrid: IBE), a worldwide leader in the energy industry, owns 81.5% of the outstanding shares of AVANGRID common stock. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.
About UI: The United Illuminating Company (UI), established in 1899, is engaged in the purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity and related services to approximately 333,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the greater New Haven and Bridgeport areas of Connecticut. UI is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR). For more information, visit www.uinet.com.
About Energize Connecticut: Energize Connecticut helps you save money and use clean energy. It is an initiative of the State of Connecticut, the Connecticut Green Bank, Eversource, UI, SCG and CNG, with funding from a charge on customer energy bills. Information on energy-saving programs can be found at EnergizeCT.com or by calling 877.WISE.USE.