U.S. Energy Savings Helping Neighbors in New York City


Monday, May 11, 2009 - Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn, NY, May 11, 2009- NEW YORK--(Business Wire)-- With difficult economic conditions putting pressure on the budgets of New York families, U.S. Energy Savings (www.usesc.com), a leading energy retailer with operations in New York, Buffalo, and Syracuse is pleased to announce a $10,000 corporate donation to the EnergyShare Program.

"The EnergyShare Program provides thousands of low-income individuals and families in New York City and Westchester with assistance to pay their heating bills," said Ken Hartwick, President and Chief Executive Officer of USES. "With this latest commitment from USES, we hope to reach even more families in need of assistance trying to cope with energy bills during these tough economic times."

HeartShare Human Services of New York, the administrator of the EnergyShare Program, makes grants of up to $200 to those in need or those on the verge of having their services disconnected. These grants are supported by utilities and donations from the community. The more money collected, the more people they are able to assist through this program.

"This donation will enable us to provide more grants ensuring that people do not lose their heat, which is still critical in these early days of spring," said Joseph Guarinello, Vice President of Energy Programs for HeartShare.  "Given the economy, we are seeing more applications coming in than in recent years."

"We are proud to support the efforts of the EnergyShare Program," added Ken Hartwick. "Their contributions are very important to the communities we serve."

About U.S. Energy Savings 

U.S. Energy Savings Corp. is a member of the Energy Savings Group, one of North America's leading electricity and natural gas retailers with offices in Illinois, Indiana, New York and Texas in the U.S. and Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec in Canada. Through its affiliates and its parent, Energy Savings Income Fund, a publicly traded Income Trust (TSX: SIF.UN), Energy Savings Group provides over one million residential, small to mid-sized commercial and small industrial customers with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that they are protected from energy price volatility.



Gord Potter
Executive Vice-President, Regulatory and Legal Affairs