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CenterPoint Energy, the City of Evansville and JD Sheth Foundation collaborate to offer enhanced weatherization program to Evansville residents


Federal dollars to fund weatherization extension program for qualified CNP customers

 Evansville – Oct. 30, 2023 – CenterPoint Energy, in collaboration with the City of Evansville and JD Sheth Foundation, today announced the launch of an enhancement to the company’s already existing, income-qualified neighborhood weatherization program. The enhancement program has been funded by a $600,000 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant awarded to JD Sheth Foundation by the City of Evansville. It will allow customers who had been assessed and approved to receive weatherization assistance but were placed on a deferral list due to additional home repairs needed, to have those repairs addressed and receive CenterPoint Energy’s weatherization services.

“One of JD Sheth Foundation’s five pillars is to promote energy efficiency, including supporting projects which help individuals to manage their energy usage through energy-efficient practices,” said Jaimie Sheth, CEO and Founder. “We are thankful to the City of Evansville for awarding the ARPA dollars, which will assist so many of those in need to make critical repairs needed to live in a more energy-efficient and safe environment.”

CenterPoint Energy offers income-qualified weatherization services at no cost to assist electric-only, or combination of natural gas and electric, customers in identifying ways to make their homes more energy efficient. Eligible customers will receive a home assessment, during which CenterPoint Energy may install smart thermostats, high-efficiency showerheads, faucet aerators, pipe insulation, and/or LED bulbs. The energy technician will also review with the customer if any additional home improvements should be made, such as adding or replacing attic insulation, and identifying air infiltration and duct sealing.

“CenterPoint Energy is pleased to work with the city and JD Sheth Foundation to further extend the reach our neighborhood weatherization program has in the Evansville community,” said Richard Leger, Senior Vice President, Indiana Electric at CenterPoint Energy. “We currently have an exhaustive list of qualified customers who have previously applied for the weatherization program services, but due to other challenges with their home, have been unable to benefit from our program. The funds through JD Sheth Foundation will allow for remediation of these issues, so CenterPoint Energy’s weatherization services can be provided.”

Customers can schedule their appointments online at centerpointenergy.com/smartsavings or by calling 1- 866-240-8476 to speak to a customer service representative.