Program helps households save energy and money
From the New York state Public Service Commission:
The New York state Public Service Commission wants to help people reduce their energy waste and lower their utility bills through a new program, “Jumpstart NY.”
The PSC, which oversees utilities in New York, is looking for a select group of households to participate. Energy monitors will be installed in select households so residents can monitor their energy use.
Using their computers, participants will be able to observe how their homes use electricity in real-time. Online tools will help them spot wasted electricity and eliminate it through simple actions like unplugging appliances that are not in use or setting the thermostat at a lower temperature.
Participants will also be able to interact with other Jumpstart NY households through an online community, where they can share information and personal experiences. A total of 250 households will be selected.
This initiative is the first phase of the PSC’s education and outreach effort to help New Yorkers reduce energy waste. A broader statewide campaign will be introduced in coming months.
The Jumpstart NY effort is being led by PSC staff under a contract administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, also known as NYSERDA.
Visiting www.jumpstartNY.org to learn more about the program and the eligibility requirements. Anyone interested should apply immediately.