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MLGW customers make the weatherization of more than 1,000 homes possible
May 3, 2024
Memphis Light, Gas and Water wants to thank customers for supporting the Share the Pennies Home Weatherization Program. Thanks in large part to customer contributions, MLGW’s Energy Services team has completed over 1,080 homes through the program.
“The Share the Pennies Home Weatherization Program is really neighbors helping neighbors,” says Margie Borrum-Smith, Manager of Energy Services at MLGW. “If it wasn’t for the generosity of our customers, we would not be able to do this.”

Share the Pennies is a voluntary, bill round-up program. Participating customers have their utility bills rounded up to the next whole dollar. The maximum contribution per customer is 99-cents a month, or $11.88 a year. These relatively small contributions from each customer make a big difference in our community. Funding for the Share the Pennies program is used to create weatherization and energy-efficiency grants for income-qualified homeowners, many of whom are elderly and/or disabled.
All funds stay in Memphis and Shelby County; all participating homes are in Memphis and Shelby County, and MLGW only works with local contractors to make repairs and improvements. The Share the Pennies program helps create sustainable neighborhoods by improving existing homes. Some of the improvements that can be made through the program include repairing or replacing HVAC systems, windows, attic insulation and weatherstripping.

Weatherizing a home can reduce a customer’s utility costs and improves the building’s “envelope” which directly impacts a person’s physical health and overall quality of life.
MLGW, on behalf of all the Share the Pennies Home Weatherization Program recipients and their families, wants to thank all participating customers who contribute to the program. Because of those customers, MLGW has been able to make a positive impact in the community. We appreciate it!

Memphis Light, Gas and Water is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving the residents of Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee since 1939. MLGW consistently provides customers with rates that are amongst the lowest in the nation and stewards a water supply from artesian wells that is minimally treated. Actively engaged in promoting the prosperity of Memphis and Shelby County, MLGW supports the seven local chambers in its service area and makes doing business with local, minority- and women-owned business a priority. Deeply rooted in the community, its employees generously donate time and money in support of bettering the Greater Memphis area.

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