"We're very excited about having the opportunity to introduce more area residents to the excellent heating qualities of VWP pellets, and we believe that when people have a chance to evaluate them in their own home they will want more," Asermily says. "The fact that the proceeds from the sales of these pellets at MNFC will be helping Vermonters in need is even more exciting."
CVPS President Bob Young praised the Addison County effort. "This is the kind of neighbor-helping-neighbor work CVPS Shareheat was designed to do," Young said. "The strength of the program is in the thousands of customers who support it annually."
The Acorn Energy Co-op is a member owned business serving the residents of Addison, Rutland, and Chittenden Counties. The Co-op, which emerged from its umbrella organization, the ACORN Network, was founded in June 2008 to help area residents make the transition from their near total dependence on fossil fuels to a greater reliance on affordable renewable energy strategies. The Acorn Energy Co-op has been collaborating with Bourdeau Brothers of Middlebury to market and sell the output of the VWP mill in North Clarendon.
For additional information about the Acorn Energy Co-op call 385-1911 or visit online at www.acornenergycoop.com. For additional information about the CVPS Shareheat program visit online at www.cvps.com/Community/Shareheat.aspx, or contact Steve Costello at 747-5427. Addison County residents may inquire about eligibility for Shareheat funds at Addison Community Action/CVOEO at 700 Exchange St, Suite 107 in Middlebury or calling 388-2285.