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New Haven Youth Group Helps City Cut $1,000s in Energy Costs: Teens targeted 10,000 homes promoting no-cost, energy efficiency program New

New Haven Youth Conservation Corps Supervisor Shequerra Hobby presents a member of the group with a certificate honoring his efforts during their fourth annual energy efficiency canvassing program.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Sept. 11, 2017) — The New Haven Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) recently celebrated the results of their annual energy efficiency canvassing program during a special ceremony hosted by United Illuminating (UI) as part of the Energize Connecticut initiative. For the fourth consecutive year, the teens spent four weeks targeting 10,000 New Haven homes promoting the financial benefits of Home Energy Solutions – Income Eligible, a no-cost energy assessment designed to increase comfort and lower energy bills for those meeting certain income requirements.

Nearly 150 New Haven residents signed up for the Home Energy Solutions – Income Eligible program as a result of the canvassing efforts, and 30 have already scheduled their assessment. On average, each resident will receive approximately $1,000 in weatherization services and save around $250 in annual energy costs. If everyone who registered is served through the Home Energy Solutions – Income Eligible program, the City of New Haven can save more than $35,000 in energy costs and reduce carbon emissions by more than 129 tons. That’s equivalent to removing 23 cars from the road for an entire year.

“In just one month, the New Haven Youth Conservation Corps helped many New Haven residents rethink the way they view energy efficiency and made an impact on the city that will last for years to come,” said Maritza Estremera, Home Energy Solutions – Income Eligible program manager, United Illuminating. “This has been the most successful year of canvassing to date and we look forward to supporting this program in 2018 and beyond.”

As a partner of the Energize Connecticut initiative, UI committed $5,000 to the efforts, in addition to supplying brochures, applications, backpacks, shirts and other useful materials. This canvassing was also part of New Haven’s “Clean Energy Summer,” a city-wide commitment to energy efficiency as part of the Mayor Toni Harp’s agreement with the Compact of Mayors, a global group combating climate change to develop a low-emission society.

UI is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR). For more information on energy-saving programs and services provided through the Energize Connecticut initiative, call 1-877-WISE-USE or visit energizect.com.

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