Low-income families are offered HECO aid
Hawaiian Electric Co. is offering to install energy-efficient equipment in up to 2,000 low-income households that qualify.
The equipment would include compact fluorescent lights, faucet aerators, low-flow shower heads, water heater temperature setbacks and water heater blankets, which would be installed at no cost.
"This new program aims to help low-income families who could benefit most by installing energy-efficient devices that can reduce their energy costs or utility bills," said Derrick Sonoda, program manager of HECO's Energy $olutions for the Home.
The Honolulu Community Action Program, a nonprofit group, is accepting applications on behalf of HECO starting June 1 at the program's centers:
» Central District Center (serves Shafter-Waipahu/Ewa Beach-North Shore), 99-102 Kalaloa St., Aiea; call 488-6834.
» Leahi District Center (Hawaii Kai to Nuuanu), 1915 Palolo Ave.; call 732-7755.
» Leeward District Center (Ewa to Makaha), 85-555 Farrington Highway, Waianae; call 696-4261.
» Kalihi District Center (Nuuanu to Shafter), 1555 Haka Drive No. 2408; call 847-0804.
» Windward District Center (Kahuku to Waimanalo), 47-232 Waihee Road, Kaneohe; call 239-5754.
For more information, call HECO at 543-4763. To enroll in the program, call HCAP at 521-4531.