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Sierra Business Council offers free energy education to county residents

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The Sierra Business Council, in partnership with Pacific Gas and Electric Company, will be presenting a class, "Kill-a-Watt Meter – How to Save Energy in Your Home and Office," at 3 p.m. Friday in the Nevada City library. The presentation will educate residents on how to accurately measure the power consumption of household electronics and appliances using a watt meter that can be checked out from libraries within the Nevada County library system.

The Kill-A-Watt Meter, which can be checked out of the library just like a book, measures the power consumption of any 120-volt device, such as refrigerators, computers, TVs and video game systems. The meter can also estimate how much an appliance costs to operate per hour, day, month or year. Knowing which household items draw the most power provides consumers with the information they need to reduce energy use and lower their electricity bills. Each of the three library locations in Nevada County will have one Kill-A-Watt meter available to check out for free for one week at a time. Contact a Nevada County library branch for information.

The Sierra Business Council fosters thriving communities in the Sierra Nevada via "on-the-ground" local projects that promote, develop and amplify the area's social, natural and economic capital. Information on SBC's projects can be found at

The Kill-A-Watt presentations are funded by California utility customers and administered by PG&E under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

For information, call 530-582-4800.

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