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September 24, 2018

United Way Welcomes National Grid For Energy Forum


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FULTON, NY – The United Way of Greater Oswego County and its member agencies were treated recently to an informative presentation on how they can reduce their energy costs for the upcoming heating season.

The United Way of Greater Oswego recently hosted National Grid’s Oswego County Outreach Meeting. From left are: Jim Stapleton of National Grid; Ellen Wahl, Director of RSVP; Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler; Tim Murphy, Mary Beth Basha, Kellie Lukaczyk, Melanie Littlejohn, and Belinda Reid of National Grid; and Deana Masuicca of the Oswego YMCA.

The United Way of Greater Oswego recently hosted National Grid’s Oswego County Outreach Meeting. From left are: Jim Stapleton of National Grid; Ellen Wahl, Director of RSVP; Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler; Tim Murphy, Mary Beth Basha, Kellie Lukaczyk, Melanie Littlejohn, and Belinda Reid of National Grid; and Deana Masuicca of the Oswego YMCA.

Hosted by the United Way and presentation focused on National Grid’s added and expanded efficiency programs designed to help reduce the effect of increased natural gas market prices.

Representatives from National Grid provided detailed information on how these programs which range from rebates for investment in efficient appliances to self-service online audit tools can benefit both residential and commercial customers.

They also outlined a number of cost savings steps and do-it-yourself tips that assist customers in keeping their heat bill manageable.

“Those that attended found the Energy Forum to be very helpful,” said Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County Melanie Trexler.  “We received some great information that our agencies will be able to pass along to their consumers that will hopefully make this heating season a little more affordable.”

According to National Grid Account Executive Tim Murphy, the company will hold similar meetings throughout its service territory.

“In an effort to share information with community agencies that work with customers who may experience difficulties with anticipated high energy costs for the upcoming winter National Grid will be hosting several Outreach Meetings across Central New York. The meetings will focus on National Grid’s programs and services as well as energy efficiency programs.  A representative from the NYSERDA EmPowerNY Program will also be on hand to explain their programs,” he said.

For more information the energy efficiency programs available from National Grid, call 866-716-8099 or visit www.thinksmartthinkgreen.com

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