Community Services League, an area organization whose proposed energy efficiency education workshops promise to benefit gas and electric customers across the metropolitan area is pleased to announce that a grant has been awarded to them by the board of the Heartland Utilities for Energy Efficiency.

Community Services League, an area organization whose proposed energy efficiency education workshops promise to benefit gas and electric customers across the metropolitan area is pleased to announce that a grant has been awarded to them by the board of the Heartland Utilities for Energy Efficiency.

A $15,500 grant was awarded to CSL, based in Independence to provide lower-income residents education workshops on energy efficiency, home weatherization tips and how to use and manage energy wisely, while helping to reduce waste and pollution.

The grant’s qualifying criteria included energy efficiency education targeted towards existing residential buildings and customers in the greater metropolitan area who can least afford higher utility costs and who are patrons of community assistance agencies, like the Community Services League.

“We have successfully worked with the Community Services League on various energy workshops across the metro area for several years,” said Dave Wagner of Kansas City Power & Light’s Energy Solution’s  department and HUEE Chairman.

“Our member utilities have been genuinely impressed with the literally hundreds and hundreds of utility customers they have been able to reach, either directly or indirectly working through other assistance agencies on both sides of the state line. The workshops have been truly aligned with their Mission Statement: Promoting self-sufficiency and providing resources to those in need.”

HUEE and CSL will evaluate the workshops on a quarterly basis, stressing measurable outcomes as well as successes, challenges, and lessons learned. CSL will complete a final report early next year.

For more information about CSL visit www.communityserv.org.

Founded in 2002, HUEE is a volunteer group of seven local gas and electric utilities with the purpose of providing residential energy efficiency education and related programs and other actions in an eight-county area.

The Heartland Utilities for Energy Efficiency Fund  is supported by HUEE and administered by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. More information about HUEE can be found at www.huee.org.



HUEE Member Utilities:

Atmos Energy Independence Power and Light Kansas City Board of Public Utilities Kansas City Power and Light Kansas Gas Service Missouri Gas Energy Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative


Heartland Utilities for Energy Efficiency (HUEE) is a community service project of the member utilities and is a fund of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, which helps donors achieve their dreams by making charitable giving easy, flexible and effective.