October 10, 2022
Starkville residents will learn how to boost energy efficiency and reduce utility bills during free home energy workshops on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the Starkville Oktibbeha County School District Discovery Center at 1504 Louisville Street. Workshop times are 10 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
“An important part of Starkville Utilities’ mission is providing reliable utility services at the lowest reasonable cost,” said Edward Kemp, general manager of Starkville Utilities. “With that commitment in mind, we are gearing our EnergyRight workshops toward adults in order to provide practical tips on making homes and apartments more energy efficient while lowering utility bills.”
During the interactive workshops, utility experts will provide step-by-step guidance on how to make homes more energy efficient and answer questions. Participants who complete home energy surveys will receive free energy starter kits valued at $25.
Those interested in attending a home energy workshop should register by contacting the Discovery Center at 662-615-0033 or firstname.lastname@example.org and providing their names and preferred workshop times.
Starkville Utilities was recently recognized as a EnergyRight Residential Top Performer by Tennessee Valley Authority for offering free home energy workshops at the Discovery Center and the J.L. King Center that helped customers save 12,586 kilowatt-hours of electricity.
Housed at the SOCSD’s Emerson Family School, the Discovery Center offers more than a dozen grant-based programs designed to strengthen and encourage healthy families in Oktibbeha County. Services are funded through federal, state, local and private foundation grants as well as donations from the community.
“The Discovery Center provides a variety of resources for the entire community and is served by SMART Bus transportation,” said Dr. Brandi Burton, director of the SOCSD Discovery Center. “With rising energy costs, we know the home energy workshops will be helpful for many individuals and families who may be struggling with daily expenses.”
Starkville Utilities is a municipally owned and operated electric and water utility, serving more than 14,000 residences, businesses and industries in Starkville as well as the state’s largest institution of higher learning, Mississippi State University.