SMECO Donates 30000 Compact Fluorescent Lights to Southern Maryland Food …
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Energy Efficient Bulbs Designed to Help Customers Save Energy

Approximately 7,500 families served by the Southern Maryland Food Bank will receive ENERGY STAR® certified compact fluorescent lights (CFL) as part of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative’s (SMECO) participation in EmPOWER Maryland programs to help the state reduce energy consumption by 15 percent by 2015.

On November 6, 2014, SMECO donated 30,000 CFLs to the food bank. The CFLs will help Southern Maryland families facing economic hardship to reduce their energy costs so they can free up limited resources for other necessities.

“We know that some of our customer-members face hardships in paying their bills each month,” said Jeff Shaw, SMECO’s Energy and Technology Director. “Providing CFLs to these customer-members will help them reduce their energy usage, which reduces energy costs. Customers can save about $ 50 in energy costs over the life of the bulb because CFLs use about 75 percent less energy than standard incandescent bulbs. Reducing lighting costs is the first step to saving energy and saving money. We want customers to learn more about how they can save energy because that’s an expense they need…………… continues on Southern Maryland News Net

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SMECO donates 30000 lights to the Southern Maryland Food Bank
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Brenda DiCarlo, Southern Maryland Food Bank Director, shows what an average family would receive for assistance from the food bank. Having operated for 31 years, the food bank distributes needed supplies to families in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties and is now serving approximately 11,500 families each month.

Approximately 7,500 families served by the Southern Maryland Food Bank will receive ENERGY STAR® certified compact fluorescent lights (CFL) as part of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative’s (SMECO) participation in EmPOWER Maryland programs to help the state reduce energy consumption by 15 percent by 2015.

On November 6, 2014, SMECO donated 30,000 CFLs to the food bank. The CFLs will help Southern Maryland families facing economic hardship to reduce their energy costs so they can free up limited resources for other necessities.

“We know that some of our customer-members face hardships in paying their bills each month,” said Jeff Shaw, SMECO’s Energy and Technology Director. “Providing CFLs to these customer-members will help them reduce their energy usage, which reduces energy costs. Customers can save about $ 50 in energy costs over the life of the bulb because CFLs use about 75 percent less energy than standard incandescent bulbs. Reducing lighting costs is the first step to saving e…………… continues on Bay Net

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