DENVER, Sept. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) today announced a partnership with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Anadarko) on a unique home energy program benefiting limited-income families and seniors in Weld County. As part of the partnership, Anadarko will provide support for approximately 25 Fort Lupton households through energy bill payment assistance, as well as a free home energy efficiency kit and energy-efficiency education.
Fort Lupton is located northeast of Denver, in the heart of one of the nation's most important oil and natural gas fields, the Wattenberg Field. As the largest producer in the Wattenberg Field, Anadarko has invested approximately $8 billion since 2007 in Colorado and employs more than 1,500 people with offices in Denver, Evans and Platteville.
"Access to affordable and reliable energy is essential for all of us and often something that's taken for granted," said Craig Walters, Vice President of Operations. "Our employees play a vital role in the cities and towns where we live and work, and we are grateful for the opportunity to support the Affordable Energy Program in Fort Lupton, helping our neighbors and making our communities stronger."
In addition to providing energy bill payment assistance, Anadarko will fund EOC's Energy Team to meet individually with participating households to install energy efficiency measures, discuss energy-saving behaviors and track energy consumption. EOC hopes to initiate similar programs in other parts of Colorado.
"We are excited to partner with Anadarko in support of Fort Lupton's most vulnerable households in keeping up with their energy bills and reducing their energy costs," said Enrique Hernandez, EOC's energy assistance manager. "By providing such comprehensive services, we hope to see these families gain the ability to move beyond needing financial assistance to keep up with their energy bills."
About Energy Outreach Colorado
Energy Outreach Colorado is the only independent, non-profit organization in the state raising money to help limited income Coloradans afford home energy through energy bill payment assistance, emergency home heating repair, and energy efficiency upgrades for affordable housing and non-profit facilities.
About Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
Anadarko is among the largest oil and natural gas producers in Colorado with operations that date back more than 30 years. The company employs more than 1,500 people in Colorado and produces enough energy every day from its operations in the Wattenberg field to meet the daily energy demands of more than 5 million average American homes.
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