Nashville, Tenn. – For the past two years, Nashville Electric Service (NES) has been offering hands-on help to low income customers through free energy saving workshops. NES has partnered with Kilowatt Ours to focus on bringing the energy efficiency message to local neighborhoods that need it most. 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 Saturday, Jan. 28 10:30 a.m. to noon Shelby Bottoms Nature Center 1900 Davidson Street, Nashville, TN 37206 *Lunch provided Tuesday, Jan. 31 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Shelby Community & Recreation Center South 20th Street at Shelby Avenue, Nashville, TN 37206 *Snacks provided 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. Additional community workshops are planned for February 25 at the Margaret Maddox Family YMCA and February 28 at the South Inglewood Community Center. 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.