Senator Kane To Host Free Informational Energy Forum In Southbury

September 3, 2008

Energy Forum Will Be Held September 12th at Southbury Senior Center

Senator Rob Kane (R-32) will host a free informational energy forum at the Southbury Senior Center on Friday, September 12th.

The informational energy forum is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Southbury Senior Center, which is located at 501 Main Street. Representatives from 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.

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:

“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 urged anyone who is 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].