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Thursday, December 7, 2023
Dec. 7, 2023

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Energy Adviser: Visit utility pros at Parade of Homes


The GRO Parade of Homes is the opportunity to see the best of what local homebuilders have to offer. It’s also an opportunity to learn about the many home accessories, upgrades and appliances can make your home better than ever.

Today’s homeowner has too many options to count when it comes to customizing the look, feel and performance of property. As great as that is, making sense of all those options and prioritizing a list of upgrades can be pretty daunting. The GRO Parade of Homes is a great opportunity for the public to see what’s possible and trending in luxury homes.

The Parade of Homes is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays through Sunday, Sept. 24. The event will feature homes with mountain views in Felida at the Ashbury development. Various days of the parade will feature a unique theme.

This year, Clark Public Utilities is the presenting partner on Family Day, Saturday, Sept. 16. So stop by and say hello anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and join in on some of the kids and family activities. Kids under the age of 12 get in free on Family Day.

“Our employees love being a part of community events, especially ones like the GRO Parade of Homes, which offer us the time to share the many benefits we offer our community,” said Marketing and Events Specialist Maxie Mayer. “Even if visitors miss us, they should still stop by the Quail Home to learn about our many great programs.”

Visitors will find brochures about many of the utility’s incentives and rebate programs for the duration of the Parade of Homes in the Quail Homes house.

Some of the highlights will include information about the benefits of owning an electric vehicle, plus the rebates the utility offers to make purchasing an EV or a level II charger more affordable. Not only are there federal incentives for new EVs, but Clark Public Utilities offers incentives to low- and limited-income customers interested in purchasing a used EV for less than $20,000.

There will also be information about installing a home solar array. Many homeowners are interested in installing rooftop solar for its potential to offer renewable carbon-free energy independence, but it is a significant investment and not every home is an ideal fit. Utility staff can help customers understand what to look out for on their own properties, or what to ask potential contractors.

Whether your home is a historic landmark or so new the paint is still drying, there are always opportunities to reduce home energy expenses and live comfortably. The utility will have information on hand about being smart with home energy use. Plus, resources that can help you outsmart energy waste and get the most out of every kilowatt you buy.

Can’t make it to the Parade of Homes? No problem! The experts at Clark Public Utilities are always just a phone call away at 360-992-3000, 24 hours a day, seven days a week or visit ClarkPublicUtilities.com. The utility’s professionals can help you make the most of every watt of energy you use.

Energy Adviser is written by Clark Public Utilities. Send questions to ecod@clarkpud.com or to Energy Adviser, c/o Clark Public Utilities, P.O. Box 8900, Vancouver, WA 98668.

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