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On The Road With Energy Savings

Energy in the house
Frankfort
In November, a team of employees from Blue Grass Energy Co-op, based in Nicholasville, hit the streets of Frankfort to provide energy-efficiency improvements to five homes on Cherry Lane.

The Caulk the Block project examined each home for air leaks that could lead to increased energy use. The team found leaks around windows, doors, and other areas with common draft problems. They then caulked, applied weatherstripping, and added foam insulation to seal each home.

The team also installed SimpleSaver DLC switches in each home. The switches are remote control devices on water heaters and central air-conditioning units that cycle power off for short times during periods of peak demand. The load control program uses energy more efficiently by managing power during times of high electricity use.

In organizing the project, Blue Grass Energy worked with Bluegrass PRIDE, an area energy information and resource organization.

Show of power
Stanton
Clark Energy Co-op based in Winchester held its first-ever Energy Efficiency Expo this fall at the Powell County Co-op Extension conference room in Stanton. Displays showed how to analyze home energy use, provided information on efficient housing and low-income energy assistance, and the electricity savings from compact fluorescent light bulbs. The co-op plans to hold another expo this spring in Menifee County.

Thanks to the co-op
Elizabethtown
Five students who traveled to Washington, D.C., last summer as part of Nolin Rural Electric Co-op’s Youth Tour returned to the co-op office this fall to thank co-op board members for sponsoring the program. The students visited with the directors on board meeting day. Co-op President and CEO Mickey Miller
presented the students with a framed cover of Kentucky Living magazine, which featured a photo of the students taken in front of the nation’s Capitol.

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