Individuals interested in knowing how much electricity one uses in their home or community building have the opportunity to volunteer to become a part of the new Energy for ME energy-efficiency program with the Island Institute and a local school. After completing a short application, individuals may be eligible to receive an eMonitor energy meter.

Participating schools include the North Haven Community School , Vinalhaven School, Islesboro Central School, Camden Hills Regional High School, Deer Isle-Stonington High School, Washington Academy, Pemetic School on Mount Desert Island, Jonesport-Beals Middle School and High School, Elm Street School in East Machias, Rose Gaffney Middle School in Machias, Searsport District Middle School and the Appleton Village School.

If selected, one will receive a state-of-the-art, PowerWise eMonitor, free of charge, for the home or community building. The eMonitor will monitor and store real-time electricity consumption, providing an in-depth look at every aspect of electricity use in the home or community building. This will help one understand the steps one may take to save energy and money for one’s household or community. Students in the local school will work with homeowners electricity data and give advice on how to conserve electricity and become more energy-efficient.

If interested in the opportunity to receive an eMonitor or would like to nominate a public building to be a part of the program, complete a short application by June 15. Please visit: www.islandinstitute.org/EnergyforME-eMonitoring.php for applications or contact Rachel Thompson at the Island Institute for more details: rthompson@islandinstitute.org, 930-0126.