CHAMPAIGN – State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) will join the Citizens Utility Board later this month to host a free seminar and clinic where consumers can explore alternative energy options and learn how to lower their utility bills.

The seminar will be held Thursday, Sept. 23, and the clinic will follow on Friday, Sept. 29. Both events will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Champaign Public Library, located at 200 W. Green St. in Champaign.

“The goal of this seminar and clinic is to give folks the opportunity to reduce their utility bills and find alternative options,” Bennett said. “I encourage those looking for economic relief to participate in this CUB event and bring their bills to a representative to see where they can save.” 

At the initial seminar, participants will have the opportunity to learn how to make the right choice when selecting electric and gas providers. The following week, participants will bring copies of their utility bills to the clinic and meet one-on-one with a CUB professional to discuss lowering their electric, water, gas, phone, cable and internet bills.

During the clinic, the representative will evaluate participants’ bills to determine if they are signed up with an alternative supplier or paying for unnecessary products or services. CUB will also let participants know if they are eligible for money-saving programs, like financial assistance, and share information about energy efficiency programs.

Bennett encourages residents to take advantage of this free clinic to keep their utility usage and costs in check. Interested participants are asked to register by calling 1-800-669-5556 and providing their first and last name, as well as the date(s) of the event(s) they plan to attend.

For more information on the program, residents can visit www.citizensutilityboard.org or contact Bennett’s office at 217-355-5252.

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