Wallingford company announces plan for donations to Operation Fuel

Competitive Resources Inc. of Wallingford announced this week that it will donate $25 to Operation Fuel each time a customer of Connecticut Light & Power Co. or The United Illuminating Co. has a home energy assessment done by CRI on behalf of the statewide energy assistance program.

The energy assessment is part of Energize Connecticut’s Home Energy Solutions program, which helps to reduce home energy bills.

Operation Fuel is a private, nonprofit program that provides emergency energy assistance through its statewide network of fuel banks to lower-income working families, the elderly and disabled individuals who are in financial crisis and not eligible for energy assistance from government-funded programs. This is Connecticut’s only statewide, year-round emergency energy assistance program.

The HES program provides homeowners and renters with services and installed products that will help make homes more energy efficient and lower their energy bills. During the home energy assessment, CRI’s certified technicians will make energy saving improvements that include identifying and sealing air leaks and drafts, installing energy efficient lightbulbs and water-saving devices, and analyzing appliances and insulation.

CRI, a utility-authorized contractor, will donate $25 for every HES energy assessment that it completes on behalf of Operation Fuel. During 2013, CRI donated $1,250 to Operation Fuel.

The HES energy assessment has a small co-pay. CL&P and UI customers can schedule an appointment by calling (888) 403-3500 or by visiting www.criprograms.com/operationfuel.

CL&P and UI must approve all applications and the offer is subject to the availability of funding. Utility customers should have their account number available and mention Operation Fuel when calling to schedule an energy assessment.

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