A free home-energy workshop and dinner will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at Coast Union High School, 2950 Santa Rosa Creek Road, in Cambria.
According to a mailer from the county Department of Planning and Building, the “emPower” energy-efficiency program is funded by California utility ratepayers and administered by Southern California Gas Co., Southern California Edison and PG&E under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.
The emPower website at www.empowersbc.org/about-program says that, by “making home-upgrade projects easier and more affordable through incentives, financing, qualified contractors and expert energy advice, emPower helps homeowners be more comfortable in their homes and lower utility bills.”
A different page on the site states that emPower’s goal is to help homeowners and contractors overcome obstacles to implementing home-energy improvements.
“Additionally, the organization aims to support job growth in the local residential construction industry” throughout San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
The mailer indicated that homeowner benefits include free home-energy consultations, utility incentives that could exceed $6,500, low-interest unsecured loans and links to qualified contractors.