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For Immediate Release:
March 22, 2011
Media Contact:
Marc Mathieu


Commissioner Monestime and FPL join together to bring energy savings to District 2 homeowners

Commissioner Jean Monestime and Florida Power & Light (FPL) partnered together on Thursday, March 17, 2011, to offer 15 district residents a free Home Energy Makeover. Representatives from both the commissioner’s office and FPL visited pre-selected homes from District 2 to install energy-saving items, including efficient light bulbs, air conditioning filters, water-saving shower heads, refrigerator thermometers, and more.   The FPL Home Energy Makeover team qualified some of the homes for other upgrades, including FPL’s On Call program, ceiling insulation and repairs to leaky air conditioning ducts.

According to FPL, families can save up to 25 percent a year on their electric bills by implementing the upgrades included in the energy makeover. The homeowners chosen for the Home Energy Makeover were selected through an application process through the commissioner’s office.

“It is amazing how savings can add up by just doing a few simple household upgrades, like using energy-efficient light bulbs,” said Commissioner Monestime. “Thanks to FPL, these families now have the tools and knowledge they need to save our resources while saving money.”

For more information, please contact Commissioner Monestime’s office at 305-694-2779.

Front row from the left: Dhimitri France, Althea Player, FPL, Marie Erlande Steril, City of N Miami Councilwoman, Commissioner Jean Monestime, Members of the North Miami Pal Program and Office James Stuart, N Miami Police Dept. Back row from the left: Jordan Ricketts, Jean R. Marcellus, Councilman City of N. Miami, Russell Benford, City Manager, City of N Miami,

(Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Office of Commissioner Monestime)