Saturday, September 23, 2023

Empowering North Country Homes: Energy Efficiency Presentation set for Sept. 26

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Learn about energy efficiency and available funding opportunities

Saranac Lake, NY — On September 26 at 6 p.m., Nolan Rishe, Energy Advisor for the North Country Clean Energy Hub, will be giving a community presentation at the Harrietstown Town Hall Auditorium in Saranac Lake. Nolan will help local residents learn about energy efficiency and how to access funding and incentive programs for energy efficient improvements.

“One of our main goals is to help North Country residents make their homes more comfortable, safe, and affordable,” said Energy Advisor Nolan Rishe. “With programs such as EmPower+, local residents can access funding and incentives to help cover all or some of the costs for their energy efficiency upgrades.”
New York State has funding and incentive programs available for homeowners and renters to help make their homes more energy efficient. All residents can receive a no-cost energy assessment, where a knowledgeable contractor will study the home and make a plan to improve their energy efficiency. Residents can also learn about the rebates available for heat pumps and home solar systems.

Depending on income, North Country residents may be eligible to receive funding assistance for home energy efficiency improvements through NYSERDA’s EmPower+ program. Funds can be used for improvements such as insulation, air sealing, heat pump installation, replacing inefficient refrigerators, LED lighting upgrades, and more.

To learn more about home energy efficiency, join the North Country Clean Energy Hub for a community presentation at the Harrietstown Town Hall Auditorium at 39 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983 on September 26 at 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Nolan Rishe, Franklin County’s Energy Advisor, at (315) 379-9192, ext. 426, or

The North Country Clean Energy Hub is a team of organizations working to support people and businesses in adopting clean energy technology, utilizing energy efficiency programs, and finding jobs in the clean energy industry. To learn more, visit The Hub team consists of the Adirondack North Country Association, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties, and SUNY Canton, and is funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority )NYSERDA).

ANCA is an independent, nonprofit corporation with a transformational approach to building prosperity across northern New York. ANCA’s community-informed, results-driven strategies for local food producers, small business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs and municipal innovators offer targeted interventions that are designed to keep wealth and value in local communities.

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Association of Jefferson County educates youth, families, farmers, and communities using research-based knowledge for practical application and lifelong learning.

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of St. Lawrence County works to provide unbiased, educational outreach to the North Country through research, education, and demonstration in Food and Agricultural Systems, Life Skills, Community Enhancement, Rural Stewardship, and Youth Development.

SUNY Canton CREST (Career Ready and Education Success Training) offers training in Workforce Development, helping to start a new career, advance your current career or to obtain Continuing Education Units for maintaining professional certifications.


Photo at top: North Country Clean Energy Hub website photo.

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