PLAINFIELD, IND. - More than 1,700 households in Bloomington are getting an energy makeover, courtesy of Duke Energy Indiana.
Through the company's Neighborhood Energy Saver program, the homes and apartments of qualified Duke Energy customers who live on the south side of Bloomington will receive a home energy assessment and installation of up to 16 energy-saving improvements, at no out-of-pocket cost.
The targeted households are in an area roughly bounded by South Rockport Road to the west, East Hillside Drive to the north, Country Club Drive and Winslow Avenue to the south, and Britany Lane and South Huntington Drive to the east.
Income-qualified customers will also learn how to take control of their energy costs by practicing energy-saving habits. The program targets neighborhoods where approximately 50 percent of residents are classified as low-income based on federal and state guidelines.
Affected customers have been invited to attend a kick-off event at 6 p.m. on July 16 at the Bloomington South High School, where they will get a first-hand view of some of the measures that will be installed. Duke Energy representatives will be on hand to answer questions. Representatives from the city of Bloomington, the Monroe County Energy Challenge, the South Central Community Action Program and other state and local officials have also been invited.
"Duke Energy is committed to the health and success of the communities we serve," said Bruce Calloway, Duke Energy government and community relations manager. "We're helping customers who need it the most take control of their energy costs by bringing this program right to their doorsteps."
Some of the 16 energy-saving improvements that will be installed by the Neighborhood Energy Saver program include:
- Water heater wraps and insulation for water pipes
- Water-saving faucet aerators and shower heads
- HVAC filters and a filter-change calendar
- Weather stripping and door sweeps
Since the Neighborhood Energy Saver program was launched in March 2015, more than 350 Duke Energy Indiana households have received free energy makeovers.
A graphic showing the eligible area in Bloomington is attached. Federal and state guidelines and census data were used to objectively select communities where the program would be most beneficial.
Duke Energy Indiana
Duke Energy Indiana's operations provide about 7,500 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 810,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile service area, making it the states largest electric supplier.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at duke-energy.com.