WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS!
Homeowner Expression of Interest :
The Alba Nova team is looking for 10 homeowners willing to receive a free integrated energy storage system (20-kWh) and possibly solar too. The selected volunteers will also receive a complementary energy audit and upgrade report with a list of energy efficiency measures that would further reduce their annual operating costs.
Ideally homeowners will consider packaging up the energy efficiency upgrades with their free solar/storage systems with the cost of the upgrades being financed at no upfront cost through the Town of Berwick’s Clean Energy Financing Program. Project will be delivered as a turn-key package for all participants. So who are we looking for?
Homeowners looking to get off oil.
Homeowners looking at heat pump technology.
Homeowners with old inefficient homes.
Homeowners considering electric vehicle (EV) ownership.
Homeowners looking to take advantage of time of day billing rates.
A briefing session for homeowners will be held in August, with goal of selecting homes by end of August. We are looking for a diversity of home types, ages, sizes, and existing heating systems. If there are more than 10 homes interested in participating a lottery will be held.
Criteria for selection:
Must be a customer of the Berwick Electric Utility.
Must be willing to share before and after energy consumption data with project team.
Must be willing to be shifted to a time of use electrical rate.
Must be willing to be interviewed by media about their experience.
Desired Make-Up of participating homes:
2-3 old oil-fired heated homes
2-3 electric heated homes
2-3 homes that are existing Direct Load Control (DLC) customers for Berwick Electric Utility.
2 low income households
1 Municipal Councillor to be selected by random draw (if less than 5 Councillors are interested spot will be used for common pool).