Duke Energy Indiana brings new energy efficiency program to Terre Haute neighborhood

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PLAINFIELD, Ind. – More than 1,400 households in a north side Terre Haute neighborhood are getting an energy makeover, courtesy of Duke Energy Indiana.

Through the company’s Neighborhood Energy Saver program, these customers will receive a home energy assessment and installation of up to 16 energy-saving improvements, at no out-of-pocket cost. Customers will also learn how to control their energy costs by practicing energy-saving habits.

The Neighborhood Energy Saver program is an income-qualified program that targets neighborhoods based on federal and state guidelines.

Targeted Terre Haute households are located within the following boundaries:

  • Florida Avenue and Maple Avenue to the north
  • North 25th Street, North 30th Street and Fruitridge Avenue to the east
  • 6th Avenue, 4th Avenue, and Locust Street to the south
  • Norh 19th Street, Hendricks Street, and North 24th Street to the west

A detailed map of the the eligible area is attached. Federal and state guidelines and census data were used to objectively select communities where the program would be most beneficial.

Eligible customers have been invited to attend a kick-off event at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Vigo County North High School auditorium, 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, along with officials from local relief agencies and the city of Terre Haute.

“When it comes to serving our customers, working together works,” said Rick Burger, 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
  • Energy efficient light bulbs
  • 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 1,550 Duke Energy Indiana households have received free energy makeovers.

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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 state’s 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

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