Duke Energy Ohio brings new energy efficiency program to Price Hill neighborhood

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CINCINNATI – More than 1,400 households in a north side Price Hill neighborhood are getting an energy makeover, courtesy of Duke Energy Ohio.

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 Price Hill households are located within the following boundaries:

  • W. 8th Street to the north
  • River Road to the east
  • Fernland Avenue to the south
  • Enright Avenue to the west

A detailed map of 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. today at the Price Hill Recreation Center, 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 neighborhood of Price Hill.

“When it comes to serving our customers, working together works,” said Tim Abbott, 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 2013 in Ohio and Kentucky, more than 5,250 Duke Energy households have received free energy makeovers.

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Duke Energy Ohio/Kentucky’s operations provide electric service to about 840,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in a 3,000-square-mile service area and natural gas service to approximately 525,000 customers.

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