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For Immediate Release: 12/06/2023

Rory M. Christian, CEO



James Denn | James.Denn@dps.ny.gov | (518) 474-7080





December 06, 2023

Winter Energy Assistance Fairs and Virtual Energy Workshop Announced


NYS Agency Experts to Help Consumers Navigate Cold Weather Events
ALBANY —The New York State Department of Public Service (Department) announced today that it will hold four in-person winter energy assistance fairs and one virtual workshop across New York State in coming weeks. These events are free and open to the public to learn about winter preparedness. Experts in energy, housing, aging, and more will be on-hand to assist community members in learning about and applying for programs.

The winter energy assistance fairs, hosted by various State agencies, will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2023, December 16, 2023, January 20, 2024, and January 27, 2024, to assist community members in learning about:
  • Energy Affordability Programs
  • Financial Assistance Programs
  • Weatherization Programs
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Services for Older Adults
  • Consumer Rights and Protections
In addition to the in-person winter energy assistance fairs, community leaders and elected officials are invited to a ‘one-stop shopping’ virtual workshop to hear from State agency experts in energy, housing, aging, and more, about programs to help their constituents this winter. The virtual workshop, scheduled for January 11, 2024 at 1:30 pm, will include presentations from the following State agencies:  Department of Public Service, Energy Research and Development Authority, Housing and Community Renewal, Office for the Aging, Power Authority and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the in-person winter energy assistance fairs and virtual workshop are scheduled as shown:

DATE:              December 9, 2023
TIME:              10AM-2PM

Amherst Public Library
350 John James Audubon Pkwy
Amherst, NY 14228

DATE:              December 16, 2023
TIME:              10AM-2PM


Westcott Community Center
826 Euclid Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210

DATE:             January 20, 2024
TIME:             10AM-2PM


Restorative Justice & Community  
Empowerment Center
733 Broadway
Kingston, NY 11429

DATE:              January 27, 2024
TIME:              10AM-2PM

CW Mixon Center
112-20 Springfield Blvd.
Queens Village, NY 11429
VIRTUAL Workshop:
DATE:              January 11, 2024
TIME:               1:30PM


To register click here or on the day of the event, go to https://www.webex.com/ and enter using the information below:

Webinar ID:  2346 470 8615
Webinar Password: Jan11-130pm


Call:  1-518-549-0500
Webinar ID:  2346 470 8615
Passcode:  52611013
For more information, visit www.dps.ny.gov/winter page.


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