Mountain View Voice

News - May 27, 2011

Community brief

Program to track energy use

A new service from the city is aiming to cut down energy usage by making it clear to residents how they can save energy — and money.

The new Energy Upgrade Mountain View program uses a website that assesses the energy use on your PG&E bill and allows you to see your energy use in real time. In home energy use assessments that advise residents on ways to save energy will be free to the first 1500 residents who apply.

To qualify for the service you have to have lived in Mountain View for one year, be willing to report your energy usage for the last 12 months and have a PG&E smart meter installed on your home. Users of the website must have a PG&E online account to register.

For more, visit energyupgradeMV.org or call Mountain View's environmental sustainability coordinator Steve Attinger at (650) 903-6602.

—Daniel DeBolt

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