Senator Kane Hosts Informational Energy Forum At Southbury Senior Center

September 12, 2008

Senator Kane & Senator Debicella To Host Next Energy Forum In Seymour On September 17th

Senator Rob Kane (R-32) described the free informational energy forum he hosted at the Southbury Senior Center on September 12th as “fantastic”.

“The approximately 35 people who attended learned about the various energy assistance programs available in this state, along with tips and information about conserving energy and saving money on their home heating costs. I would like to thank the Connecticut Light & Power representatives for coming to the forum to provide information and answer questions, the Southbury Senior Center for hosting us, and First Selectman Mark Cooper for joining us,” said Senator Kane.

Senator Kane said that he is hosting energy forums to ensure that the people he represents know how to find any help they might need to keep warm this winter.

“Connecticut is fortunate in that there is a wide variety of energy assistance programs available, including fuel banks operated by some municipalities, programs offered by the utility companies, the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) administered by the state and coordinated by community action agencies, the Contingency Heating Assistance Program (CHAP), and the non-profit Operation Fuel. It is important, especially this year, that people know about these programs, know their eligibility status for help from any of these programs, and know how to apply. I want to make sure that my constituents have the information they need,” said Senator Kane.

Senator Kane noted that the Senate Republican Caucus recently announced the details of a new public awareness campaign, including a new easy-to-use website that provides “one-stop shopping” for information and application materials for various state and federal energy assistance programs and tax incentives available to Connecticut residents and businesses. The website address is:

Senator Kane urged anyone who was not able to attend the forum – along with those who do not have internet access or have questions about the Senate Republican Caucus energy information website – to contact his legislative office at 1-800-842-1421, or e-mail him at [email protected].

Senator Kane and Senator Dan Debicella (R-21) will co-host a free informational energy forum in Seymour on Wednesday, September 17th. This event will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Seymour Senior Center located at 20 Pine Street. Representatives of Connecticut Light & Power will attend the forum and be available to answer questions.