First State Community Action Agency and partners will host a ribbon cutting to introduce the community to its new Community Energy Education Centers at 1 p.m. July 17 at the Thurman Adams State Service Center second floor conference room, 546 S. Bedford St., Georgetown.
The Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility, in partnership with the Energy Coordinating Agency, has been working to improve the delivery of low-income energy services in Delaware. DESEU has conducted a pilot program of Community Energy Centers to connect more households in Delaware to energy related services. The Community Energy Center serves as a one-stop-shop to access energy education, budgeting education and referrals to energy related services such as bill payment assistance, weatherization and home related repair services.
First State Community Action Agency currently oversees three of the five CEC in Delaware. Each county has one CEC which is co-located in a State Service Center. Basic requirements include low income —80 percent annual median income or 200 percent below Federal Poverty level — 18 years or older and live in a single-family home — a housing unit made of less than five apartments, no apartment complexes.
This ribbon cutting will feature an overview of the Community Energy Centers and Summer Home Cooling Workshops as well as testimonials from clients that have benefited from the Community Education Centers.