RI Good Neighbor Energy Fund
Pascoag Utility District is a proud partner of the Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund. The Good Neighbor Energy Fund is available to any Rhode Islander who, because of temporary financial difficulty, has fallen behind on their energy bills and has not qualified for or received other energy assistance funds. The Fund to date has raised a total of more than $10.6 million which has assisted over 39, 750 RI families. If you are in need of financial assistance to help with a monthly energy expense, please contact the District Office and speak to one of our Customer Service Representatives.
Help local families stay warm this winter and donate to the Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund. Look for the yellow Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund donation envelope in your electric bill in the coming months! For more information please visit: www.rigoodneighbor.com
Jesse Smith Library Partnership
The Jesse Smith Memorial Library in conjunction with Burrillville Recycling and the Pascoag Utility District encourage students in grades K-6 to create Earth Day Posters depicting why it is important to recycle and conserve energy in Burrillville. A total of twelve winning posters are chosen each year to be part of a calendar which contains energy conservation and recycling tips. An awards ceremony is held each year, to recognize the winners of the contest.
For the past eleven years, the Pascoag Utility District has held a Green Festival in honor of Public Power Week during the month of September.
The Festival has something for everyone! You can learn about local products and ideas that will help you conserve energy and create a more sustainable lifestyle. There’s always free crafts, face painting and bucket truck rides for children.
Each year the Festival offers something different than the year before. Visit our website in August for information on what the Green Festival will bring this year!
Holiday Lighting Project
Each year the Pascoag Utility District in coordination with Harrisville and Pascoag Fire Departments, donate their time and staff to put up the holiday lights that hang through the villages of Harrisville and Pascoag during December.
The District donates the electricity to power the lights. In 2009 Pascoag and Harrisville Fire Departments purchased new LED lights to replace the incandescent ones. The incandescent lights cost over $600.00 to power over the holiday season. The new LED lights cost just over $20.00! This is truly something to think about when you go to purchase lights.