LG&E Donates $100,000 to Project Warm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — To help customers conserve energy and better manage their utility usage in 2009, LG&E is again donating $100,000 to Project Warm, which will allow them to fund a variety of weatherization programs. Helping the Louisville community since 1982, Project Warm is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization serving low-income, elderly and disabled individuals by promoting energy affordability, safety and comfort through energy conservation and education. The services and programs provided by Project Warm are free and are offered throughout the year.
- Energy-Saving Blitz
A program that comprises volunteers who hang interior plastic window covers in the homes of 300 elderly and disabled individuals experiencing financial hardship. Hundreds of LG&E volunteers participated in the November 2008 weatherization event.
- First Line Weatherization
Provides weatherization services, such as replacing and repairing window glass, caulking, and other air sealing techniques for 300 households in need.
- Energy Management Workshops
These workshops are designed to help approximately 500 households better manage their utility usage by teaching simple energy-saving techniques and providing free materials participants can take home and install themselves.
- Self Help Pick-Up
This program provides weatherization materials to financially-challenged, able-bodied households who are interested in lowering their utility usage and bills, and who have attended an energy management workshop in the past.
To learn more about Project Warm, its services and programs, visit www.projectwarm.org.
E.ON U.S., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a subsidiary of E.ON A.G., the world's largest investor-owned energy services provider. E.ON U.S. is a diversified energy services company that owns and operates Louisville Gas and Electric Company, a regulated utility that serves 326,000 natural gas and 398,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties, and Kentucky Utilities Company, a regulated electric utility in Lexington, Ky., that serves 531,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia.