Residents Invited to Attend Home Energy Workshops

Free workshops provide do-it-yourself tips to lower energy use, save money

Are you looking to lower your energy use? Check out Starkville Utilities’ free home energy workshops featuring ways customers can improve energy efficiency and lower utility bills, especially as they prepare for winter weather.

In addition to adult workshops, the utility is partnering with school and after-school programs to help students learn how they can save energy at home.

“Our seasonal EnergyRight workshops help customers prepare for more extreme weather conditions and so they can better manage heating and cooling expenses,” Edward Kemp, general manager of Starkville Utilities. “With winter around the corner, it’s the perfect time to make sure homes are comfortable and energy efficient when temperatures drop.”

Four EnergyRight workshops are open to the public at these locations and times:

Wednesday, Oct. 18
10 a.m. Discovery Center/Sudduth School 1504 Louisville St.
6 p.m. Peter’s Rock Church/Fellowship Hall 223 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. W
Thursday, Oct. 19
Noon Episcopal Church/Parish Hall 105 N. Montgomery
6 p.m. Mt. Peiler Church/Fellowship Hall 840 Hwy 389

The interactive workshops provide guidance on weatherstripping, insulation, HVAC maintenance, lighting management and other do-it-yourself strategies to improve efficiency. Participants completing home energy surveys will receive free energy starter kits valued at $25.

The energy savings are real: Residents who attended workshops last year saved 12,586 kilowatt-hours of electricity and also helped Starkville Utilities earn recognition in Tennessee Valley Authority’s EnergyRight Top Performer Award program.

Through its EnergyRight partnership with TVA, Starkville Utilities offers several energy-saving incentives and solutions for residential customers, including free home energy audits.

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.

We are a Water and Electric Utilities Company in Starkville