VOL. 103 -  Jan. 23,  2020
THE BOTTOM LINE
Can owning an electric car really save you money?
Are you in the market for a new car in 2020? You may want to consider an electric vehicle, especially if you are looking for significant cost savings. Not only is Roanoke Electric Co-op offering member-owners a special discounted rate for charging electric vehicles, other savings benefits for EV owners can really add up. A recent study shows the average annual cost to operate an EV in the United States is $485.The average for a gasoline-powered vehicle: $1,117.   Read all about it.   
 
TRC SPOTLIGHT
Tutoring program enhances learning experiences 
The Roanoke Center, a nonprofit subsidiary of Roanoke Electric Co-op, is home to many great community resources, including a tutoring and counseling service for local youth. 
T he program not only seeks to boost math and reading skills, but also serves to  enhance their overall learning experiences. Check it out. 
 
REC SOLUTIONS 
Got the winter heating cost blues? 
For those seeking cost-saving solutions to better manage winter heating costs, Roanoke Electric Co-op recommends you consider it's Time of Day rate program. The voluntary program is a time-tested proven way for member-owners to reduce their monthly electric bill. Check it out.   
 
TIMELY TIP
How to keep money from flowing out of your home 
Are you looking for inexpensive and easy ways to boost the energy efficiency in your home? To keep frigid temperatures at bay, caulk or weather strip around windows and doors to seal air leaks. Another easy tip: Open drapes over windows that receive sunlight to add warmth. By closing them at night, you can reduce heat loss from a warm room up to 10 percent.

MONEY MATTERS
Need help paying your heating bill? 
If you are struggling to keep up with your heating bills, eligible households can now apply for financial assistance offered through North Carolina's Low-Income Energy Assistance Program. The sign-up period runs through the end of March or until funds are exhausted. For more information, read more.
Wanted: Your participation in the 2020 Census
Do you want our community to have fair representation in Congress? How about financial resources in the future for health, schools and transportation? The data gathered in the upcoming U.S.Census will provide the basis for distributing more than $16 billion in annual federal funding and help determine the amount invested in our community. To ensure our community counts, make plans to complete the upcoming survey. Census Day is April 1, 2020.
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