This video takes a look at How$martKY, a pilot program of the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) and four rural electric cooperatives in eastern Kentucky. Bruce Davis from Big Sandy RECC and Chris Woolery from MACED conduct an energy audit of Garland and Judith Howard’s Johnson County, KY home to determine where leakage problems are, how they can be corrected, and what it will cost. They explain that through How$martKY the Howards can reduce energy use, pay for the improvements with the money saved on their power bills, and that Big Sandy RECC will act as general contractor to ensure the work gets done correctly. Over time How$martKY and other programs like it will save consumers money, reduce energy use, lessen the need for the energy coops to build costly new power plants, and provide jobs in energy efficiency/clean energy businesses.
January 24, 2012