Senator Kane & Senator Debicella To Co-Host Informational Energy Forum In Seymour

September 5, 2008

Energy Forum to Be Held September 17th At Seymour Senior Center

Senator Rob Kane (R-32) and Senator Dan Debicella (R-21) will co-host a free informational energy forum in Seymour on Wednesday, September 17th.

The informational energy forum will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on September 17th 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.

“It is important that Connecticut residents know about the many statewide fuel assistance and conservation programs that are available to help them stay warm this winter. I urge everyone who is able to attend the forum to join us and take advantage of the helpful information that we will make available,” said Senator Kane.

“Of course, we understand that not everyone who is interested will be able to attend. In that case, our constituents should contact either of us at our legislative offices and we will be happy to answer questions and provide information,” said Senator Debicella

Energy assistance available to eligible Connecticut residents include 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. Both legislators said they want to make sure that their constituents are aware of these programs, know their eligibility status for help from any of these programs, and know how to apply.

Senator Kane and Senator Debicella 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:

The two legislators urge constituents who are 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 them. Both legislators can be reached by at the legislative offices by calling 1-800-832-1421. E-mails may be sent to Senator Kane at [email protected], and to Senator Debicella at [email protected].