TUPPER LAKE — The Town of Long Lake is one of four communities piloting a Community Energy Efficiency Management approach to reducing the amount of energy used throughout the community.
Meetings will be held Monday to provide information about free and low-cost energy services to local residents and small businesses.
The first meeting will be held at the Adirondack Hotel (1245 Main St., Route 30N, Long Lake) at 3 p.m. The Long Lake Volunteer Fire Department will host a second session at 7 p.m. at the Fire House (28 Route 30, Long Lake).
Speakers from the EmPower NY and Home Performance with Energy Star programs will share the latest information about free and low-cost energy services available to residences at all income levels.
These programs feature an easy application process, organizers say, and volunteers will be on hand to assist those who want to apply.
Households that qualified for HEAP should bring a copy of their most recent HEAP approval letter. Households with incomes above HEAP guidelines should bring a 12-month summary of the electric and heating usage for the building.
Long Lake is working with the Minerva-based Community Power Network of New York State and Adirondack Climate Action Partnership to bring this program to community residents. Questions about the meetings should be addressed to Jennifer Monroe at 251-2525 or email@example.com.
Since its launch in 2011, the partnership’s Community Energy Efficiency Management program has been working in partnership with four pilot communities; the others are Schroon, Moriah and the Village of Tupper Lake.
Long Lake has conducted an energy inventory of its municipal buildings, had an electric audit completed by New York State Electric and Gas on the Rescue Squad Building, will soon have energy audits completed on their municipal buildings.
The town has held outreach meetings for residents and small businesses to learn about energy efficiency programs and is beginning to explore the possibility of a biomass district heating project.
For more information, visit www.adkcap.org or contact Kara Page at firstname.lastname@example.org.