Charleston’s East End celebrates energy efficiency
WOWKTV, March 2, 2015
Less than a week after Appalachian Power hit its record high of electricity demand, Charleston, WV residents were celebrating neighborhood efforts in energy efficiency.
The latest winning blocks of the ongoing E4 (Energy Efficiency on the East End) competition — a block-by-block competition to see which blocks could save the most energy in their neighborhoods — were revealed in Charleston’s East End Feb. 26.
There were three winning “blocks”: 1500-1533 Quarrier, Lewis Street, and Beauregard Street. The 2,000 feet long 1500 block of Quarrier was cut into thirds. In appreciation of the winners, a mini party was held at a participating households residence for the winning blocks. The gathering was to celebrate how things have been going as well as to talk about some ways to better save energy moving forward.
E4 is a partnership among Charleston Area Alliance, Appalachian Power, Energy Efficient West Virginia, East End Main Street, the East End Community Association, WV Division of Energy and individual East End residents. First implemented in 2013, this year’s competition aims to assist residents to move beyond education and to make actual energy efficiency upgrades.