Local charity Community Energy Plus will be working with Penryn and Falmouth Food Bank next week to help householders take control of their energy bills at an energy advice event.
Anyone in the community who is worried about their energy bills is invited to attend the drop-in event at the Highway Community Centre on Friday 26th February, between 10am and 4pm.
Householders will be able to access information about the initiatives which can help them to enjoy warmer homes, tariff switching and advice on how to save energy and further reduce their bills. Free energy monitors will be given away at the event in order to help householders see their electricity usage around the home in real time and identify where savings can be made.
The event is being held on National Fuel Poverty Awareness Day as part of charity National Energy Action’s Warm Homes Campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the problem of fuel poverty and some of the solutions available for those struggling to heat their homes affordable.
At the event energy advisors will be providing information about Community Energy Switch, Cornwall’s collective switching initiative which was set up earlier this year to help local people reduce their energy costs. Over 1,000 people have used the service so far, saving over a quarter of a million pounds on Cornish energy bills.
Donna Cooper, Senior Manager at Community Energy Plus said: “We’re delighted to be joining forces with Penryn Food Bank on National Fuel Poverty Awareness Day. Far too many people suffer in silence with their energy bills but I hope that with our help they can take some simple steps to use less energy, save money and enjoy warmer, healthier homes.”