Duke Energy offering freebies to 1,200
Duke Energy customers living on the west side of Robbinsville and in communities west of town are in line for all sorts of energy-saving gifts from their electric company.
“This program is a free energy-efficiency program,” Duke Energy Program Manager Sue Dinson announced last week. “We will come into the customers’ homes; we’ll do an energy assessment; we’ll determine what type of product we can install in their home, right there, everything from free LED lightbulbs, weather-stripping, faucet aerators, to new shower heads”
Duke Energy will also give each customer a year’s supply of furnace filters.
Why the generosity? “The Neighborhood Energy Saver Program is designed to help our customers reduce their energy bill. And it also helps the entire community. It reduces emissions, it helps us as a company do the right thing for the environment, and actually lowers the need for us to build more power plants and raise your rates and all that stuff,” Dinson said.
Duke Energy representatives are going door-to-door sharing information about the energy-saving program and inviting customers to a learn more about it at a free dinner and “kickoff meeting” at 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at Robbinsville High School.
About 1,200 Duke Energy customers are invited.
“The area here is the western part of the county,” said Graham Revitalization Economic Action Team Director Rick Davis. “Think of Robbinsville west – West Buffalo, Snowbird, Massey Branch area. That’s where the focus is for this particular time.”
Lynn’s Restaurant is catering tonight’s RSVP event.