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Low-income residents who are customers of San Antonio-based CPS Energy might qualify for CPS’ Casa Verde program.

Casa Verde is a free weatherization assistance program aimed at making homes more energy-efficient, which can lead to lower electric bills.

Improvements made include weather stripping, caulking, insulation, and the installation of compact fluorescent light bulbs. The program is not a home repair service, as structures must not have any major damage to foundations or roofs.

CPS spokesman Christine Patmon said the federally funded Casa Verde began in 2009 and initially was open to just San Antonio residents. According to CPS’ website, Casa Verde that year weatherized 3,320 homes -- more than double its original target of 1,400 homes.

The program now finances its efforts from CPS’ Save for Tomorrow Energy Plan (STEP) fund, allowing for Casa Verde’s expansion throughout the utility’s entire service area. STEP aims to save 771 megawatts -- the equivalent of a power plant -- by 2020.

For a schedule of upcoming Casa Verde intake events, at which customers can register for the program, visit: www.cpsenergy.com/casaverde.
 

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