Montgomery Energy Connection: Cheers to Five Years!

Photo by Alexander Grey January 20, 2023
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Between July 2017 – December 2022, Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of the County did the following:

  • Attended 869 events
    • Types of Engagement include: Deliveries, Energy Express, Presentations, Virtual Outreach, Tabling Events, and Light Bulb Exchanges
    • Outreach Locations include (but are not limited to): Senior Centers, Schools, Libraries, Congregations, Community Organizations, Community Centers, Businesses, and Breweries/Alcohol Beverage Services
  • Through these events we have had over 92,000+ interactions about energy with Montgomery County residents – this also includes our monthly newsletter subscribers! If you don’t get the newsletter, click here.
  • Helped residents save 9.5 million kWhs by swapping old light bulbs for LEDs at Light Bulb Exchanges. Over the lifespan of the new bulbs, that saves enough energy to drive a Nissan Leaf around the world 2,908 times!
  • Light bulb exchanges have helped us safely recycle 9,915 compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) keeping mercury out of our environment – learn more  RECYCLE RIGHT
  • We anticipate that residents who have attended light bulb exchanges and have swapped out their bulbs saved around $1.7 million dollars!
  • Have you heard about the P.O.W.E.R. Program? Because of this program, 52 Eco-minded Montgomery County teens engaged children through the
    Energy Express programs.

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of the County was created to be:

  • collection of trusted and unbiased information compiled by the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and other partner organizations.
  • A central hub for Montgomery County’s energy resources. You will find links to My Green Montgomery and other County affiliated websites to provide you with the most up-to-date information.
  • An outreach network. It is our vision to provide all residents of Montgomery County with user-friendly, energy-saving resources that will improve their daily lives and preserve a healthy environment for future generations.
  • Customized, community-level education funded by proceeds from the Pepco-Exelon merger. The details of this program are guided by the conditions set forth by the Maryland Public Services Commission (Order #86990)

Our goal is for us all to work together to help spread the message about home energy efficiency in our community. Montgomery Energy Connection partners with other county agencies, nonprofit and community organizations, and YOU.

We have been working to help the County reach their goal to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80% by 2027 and 100% by 2035. Since energy usage is one of the main contributors to changes in our climate every interaction we have with residents helps us get closer to that goal.

 



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