Block Island Times

Home Energy Assessments now available for BIPCo customers

The following was submitted by Block Island Utility District President Jeffery Wright:
Energy New England (ENE) has announced that it is offering home energy assessments to both residential and small business customers of Block Island Utility District (BIUD). The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) has committed $180,000 from Renewable Greenhouse Gas Initiative proceeds to support the initial development and growth of the efficiency program, according to ENE.
The program is scheduled to launch on Sunday, Nov. 1. In addition to residential and commercial energy audits, BIUD will also be offering rebates and incentives to both residential and commercial customers. Information about incentives and rebates are available on the BIUD website,
“The Block Island Utility District is extremely pleased to finally offer an efficiency plan to its customer/members,” stated Utility District President Jeffery Wight. “We have worked hard with help from the RI Office of Energy Resources to develop and fund this program with no impact to overall rates and we encourage everyone to participate so that they can take better control of their overall energy bills.”
“Energy efficiency is foundational to our clean energy future and economy; these cost-effective investments help local homes and

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