Monday, July 19, 2010


Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) announced today that his office has been designated as an authorized center for the EmPower New YorkSM Energy Services Program which provides cost-effective electric reduction measures for low-income National Grid and Con Edison customers. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Honeywell International have partnered to implement EmPower New YorkSM.

Qualifying constituents can obtain and complete an application at the Assemblyman’s office for the replacement of old, inefficient appliances, particularly lighting and refrigeration replacements, as well as other cost-effective home performance strategies such as insulation, heating system upgrades, and other health and safety measures. There is no cost to the customer to participate in this program.
EmPower New YorkSM is available for both low-income homeowners and renters living in a building with 100 units or less. To meet eligibility requirements, applicants must submit one of the following along with the requisite form:

* A copy of a HEAP award letter dated within the past 12 months

* A copy of a bill from your utility or fuel supplier documenting a HEAP payment received within the last 12 months

* A copy of a food stamp award letter received within the last 12 months in the name of the applicant

* A copy of a public assistance award letter received within the last 12 months in the name of the applicant

* A copy of an SSI payment or award letter received within the last 12 months in the name of the applicant

* One may also qualify based on household size and HEAP income guidelines.

Applicants must also provide both their National Grid and Con Edison account numbers. Please note that completion of an application is not a guarantee of approval for energy services. If a review of your application indicates that you are eligible for any services, a representative will contact you to arrange a meeting at your home.

If you are interested in applying for EmPower New YorkSM, please visit the Office of Assemblyman Dov Hikind at 1310 48th Street, 2nd Floor, Borough Park, Brooklyn for an application and assistance. For more information or to determine if you are income eligible, please call the office at 718.853.9616.

Just as Obama wants it. Once on the programs, always on the programs. It sure don't pay to go to work and pay your own bills. Let someone else do the dirty work!


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