For Immediate Release: August 4, 2014 


Cape Light Compact’s Overwhelming Response to Energy Survey

Responses will help shape future energy programs


Barnstable, MA – Cape Light Compact (“Compact”) is excited to announce that it has had an overwhelming response to the household energy survey that was sent out in early June to random households on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.

“We appreciate everyone taking the time to complete this important survey. By getting involved and thinking about their energy use, they are contributing to how future programs will be designed,” said Maggie Downey, Compact Administrator.

The Compact has received over 2,800 completed residential surveys, which exceeded its initial goal of 1,750 completed surveys. These completed surveys are important to the Compact and the region, and will help craft future energy efficiency programs. The survey asked residents to provide information on their home appliances, heating system, air conditioning, lighting, and other features that could influence energy consumption.

Winners of the ten $100 American Express Gift Cards and the grand prize of $1,000 in energy efficiency appliances, for households that returned the completed survey by July 9, 2014, have been randomly selected and contacted.

Grand Prize winner Roger Reid said that he and his wife “believe in energy efficiency and are so excited to have won the new energy efficient appliances!”

Another winner’s motivation for completing the survey was that she is lucky enough to receive fuel assistance and wanted to take the time to help the Compact by sharing her household’s information. Lisa from Provincetown stated that “she gave information on her energy use to help the Compact be more informed on what energy efficiency measures the community is using.”

“I recently had an energy audit and insulation installed and I was so impressed with the work and professional workers that I wanted to help out the Compact, by completing the survey!” stated Hanora from Orleans.

The next phase of the energy survey is that a random number of households who completed the survey will be contacted via phone to see if they would be eligible and willing to participate in an on-site visit.


Cape Light Compact is an award-winning energy services organization operated by the 21 towns and two counties on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. The Compact’s mission is to serve its 200,000 customers through the delivery of proven energy efficiency programs, effective consumer advocacy, competitive electricity supply and green power options. For more information, visit