Florida Public Utilities Company and Central Florida Gas Select APOGEE for Online Energy Efficiency Platform

Dec 09, 2010, 09:05 ET from Apogee Interactive

ATLANTA, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Public Utilities Company (FPU) and Central Florida Gas (CFG) have selected APOGEE Interactive's suite of Web-based energy tools to help their  customers evaluate home energy use and find ways to save on their energy costs. Atlanta-based APOGEE currently provides online home energy audits, energy calculators and energy education to more than 500 energy utilities nationwide.

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FPU and CFG customers can soon access a self-service home energy audit, a comprehensive residential energy library and a special interactive Kids Korner section on www.fpuc.com to discover the most effective steps to reduce their energy consumption and cost. The flagship tool within APOGEE's HomeEnergySuite™ is the fast, easy-to-use HomeEnergyCalculator™, which has been customized to reflect the respective service area's home construction standards, weather zones and common home energy equipment.

In addition, energy conservation representatives will be trained on APOGEE's corresponding home energy audit platform for in-home audits, called EnergyInsights™. This assures customers receive the highest accuracy in evaluating their home's energy use and savings alternatives, whether they choose to use the self-service tool or request a free in-home audit from FPU and CFG. EnergyInsights is one of only a few home energy audit platforms to pass a battery of stringent tests conducted by the Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Lab for analytical accuracy and certification by RESNET® as a home energy rating software tool.

"Often what makes a home most energy efficient is hard to see," said Jason Van Hoffman, Energy Conservation Manager for FPU. "Better insulation, fewer air leaks, more energy-efficient appliances and attention to thermostat settings are all big money and energy savers. These new online tools will give residents a sense of their home's current efficiency and estimate the dollar savings possible for each potential improvement they could make."

"We're delighted to support FPU's conservation programs and provide online resources to help guide customers to the high impact changes they can make to improve their energy footprint and stewardship," said Susan Gilbert, President and Chief Executive Officer of APOGEE.

APOGEE Interactive Inc. (www.apogee.net) is a leading provider of online solutions to energy utilities. Founded in 1993, APOGEE's energy analysis applications are currently in use by more than 500 utilities across the US, reaching millions of consumers daily. APOGEE's clients span a wide range of leading energy companies including Southern Company (SO), BGE (CEG), NSTAR (NST), PSE&G (PEG), Minnesota Power, Entergy (ETR), Westar Energy (WR), Empire District (EDE), PECO (EXC), SMUD, Puget Sound Energy, Salt River Project, Missouri Gas Energy and more.

Florida Public Utilities Co. and Central Florida Gas

FPU (www.fpuc.com) and CFG (www.cfgas.com ) distribute natural gas, propane and electricity to nearly 120,000 customers in growing markets throughout Florida. Both FPU and CFG are affiliates of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK and www.chpk.com).

SOURCE Apogee Interactive