Energy expo helps people prepare for colder months ahead

5:42 PM, Aug 3, 2013   |    comments
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MADISON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- It's easy to enjoy everything a Maine summer has to offer, but there are several who are already trying to figure out how they'll afford this winter's heating bills.

There was help though for those folks Saturday at an Energy Expo held at the Madison Memorial High School. Several experts were on hand to answer questions about things such as weatherization, Geothermal Energy, Solar Hot Water, Biomass and many more. Each vendor on hand also spoke on their expertise during presentations that were held through out the day. Maine State Representative, Ann Dorney, organized the expo for her district where she sees a big need for energy savings during the winter.

"There are a lot of people in my district who are on fixed incomes and there are a lot of people who are spending a lot of money on energy," said Dorney.

Several folks from District 86 that Dorney serves, made up of Madison, Norridgewock and Solon, took advantage of the expo. Sallie Wilder from Norridgewock was looking to find out more on how she could use the sun to save money.

"We've looked at solar paneling for years trying to decide if it was affordable or not over the long period of time," said Wilder.



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