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Utility customers invited to learn cost-saving tips on July 15

Post Date:07/07/2017 11:46 AM

An expert from the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) will hold a free presentation on Saturday, July 15 to help electric and natural gas customers in Hoffman Estates cut their utility costs. The hour-long presentation begins at 11 a.m. at Hoffman Estates Village Hall, 1900 Hassell Road, and is sponsored by the Village’s Utility Commission.

“CUB’s mission is to help Illinois consumers cut their utility bills,” CUB Executive Director David Kolata said. “One of the best ways to do that is to educate people about energy efficiency. The cheapest kilowatt-hour is the one you never use.”

CUB will talk about how energy efficiency can save consumers money on their utility bills. Specifically, the presentation will cover:

• How to spot unnecessary charges on natural gas, electric and phone bills.
• Energy efficiency programs and rebates that can help people cut their utility bills.
• Smart grid-enabled programs like Peak Time Savings and Hourly Pricing that could yield big savings.
• CUB services, including its toll-free Consumer Hotline, 1-800-669-5556.

CUB is Illinois’ leading nonprofit utility watchdog. Created by the Illinois Legislature, CUB opened its doors in 1984 to represent the interests of residential and small-business utility customers. Since then, it has saved consumers more than $20 billion by helping to block rate hikes and secure refunds. For more information, call CUB’s Consumer Hotline, 1-800-669-5556, or visit its website at

For more information about the event, residents are encouraged to contact Kelly Kerr, Assistant Director of Public Works, at 847-781-2704 or

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