Nashville, Tenn. – Learn what steps to take now to help protect against higher than necessary summer electric bills. Nashville Electric Service (NES) is offering its successful, free energy saving workshops in May with hands-on help geared for low income customers. NES has partnered with Kilowatt Ours to focus on bringing the energy efficiency message to local neighborhoods that need it most. These free workshops educate homeowners on low- to no-cost improvements that will reduce their electric bills, such as how to caulk around windows, add weather-stripping to doors, and where to set the hot water heater temperature for greater savings. Upcoming Workshops: Tuesday, May 15 6-7:30 p.m. Payne Chapel AME Church 212 Neill Avenue Nashville TN 37206 Saturday, May 19 10:30 a.m. to noon Margaret Maddox Family YMCA 2624 Gallatin Road Nashville TN 37216 Saturday, May 26 10:30 a.m. to noon East Park Recreation Center 700 Woodland Street Nashville TN 37206 Based on a small sample of NES usage data from participating households, customers lowered their energy usage by approximately 10-30 percent in the months following the workshop, said Jim Purcell, NES Energy Services Manager. While further data analysis is required to get a more detailed picture, NES is encouraged by the behavior change of customers and their subsequent energy savings. Visit nespower.com/community_workshops.html to learn more. Nashville Electric Service is one of the 12 largest public electric utilities in the nation, distributing energy to more than 360,000 customers in Middle Tennessee. For more information about NES, visit www.nespower.com.