nwitimes.com: New venture aims to save utility customers money

By Keith Benman [email protected], (219) 933-3326

A new statewide initiative called Energizing Indiana, which aims to increase energy efficiency at homes, schools and businesses, will launch Jan. 2.

Energizing Indiana is a cooperative venture between the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and utilities to enhance existing energy efficiency programs and build new ones, according to Energizing Indiana spokeswoman Amanda Craft.

It’s Web site, with information and applications, is already up and running at www.EnergizingIndiana.com. It has information on the new Energize Indiana programs as well as those offered by NIPSCO.

“It’s probably the most comprehensive thing Indiana has done because of the number of utilities participating and because it covers everyone: residents, businesses and schools,” Craft said.

Some of the programs available for residential customers at NIPSCO as part of Energizing Indiana include appliance recycling and rebate programs, instant savings on energy-efficient light bulbs, free in-home energy audits, and discounts for those who sign up to cycle their air conditioning.

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WTVW: Indiana Launches New Energy Initiative

Date:  12/19/2011  Time:  12:00pm  Aired On:  WTVW

A first of its kind energy efficiency initiative is launching in Indiana on Monday.

The new comprehensive initiative is being called Energizing Indiana. The program is designed to offer savings to homeowners, commercial and industrial businesses and schools.

Energizing Indiana will offer education and tools to improve efficiency and conserve energy.

It’s expected that the initiative will save enough energy to power more than 100- thousand homes for 12 months.

For more information, check out the Energizing Indiana website.

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WTHR: Start off 2012 by saving energy

By Jeremy Brilliant – bio


INDIANAPOLIS - Welcome to 2012. There is a new program aimed at saving money for anyone who pays a utility bill.

The program is called “Energizing Indiana” and it is free. Probably the most important service is the home energy assessment.

The assessment will give homeowners an idea if their furnace is working efficiently, if they have enough insulation and if their ducts are sealed properly.  It’s a starting point to let home owners know what they can do to make their home more energy efficient.

Anyone who registers gets a free kit which includes energy efficient light bulbs as well as more water efficient shower heads and aerators for their kitchen and bathrooms.  The home energy assessment is just one of the programs offered.

” We also have a commercial and industrial rebate program, and a school assessment and audit program and also a residential light program where they can save money on CFL light bulbs,” says Kevin Soroko of Energizing Indiana.

Becoming more energy efficient is becoming less about choice. Just this weekend, the U.S. Senate passed a measure to continue the phase-out of the old incandescent light bulb. It’s not a done deal, but it seems more and more likely the old-fashioned light bulbs are headed in the direction of the steam engine.

Full story: http://www.wthr.com/story/16427878/you-can-start-off-the-year-saving-energy