The toolkit is known as the Kill-A-Watt kit. It contains an EZ power meter that reads how much energy is consumed by each household appliance. Many users are finding the information helpful and are surprised to find how much energy is being consumed even when appliances are turned off.
In partnership with Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) and the Madera County Library, residents can check out the Kill-A-Watt EZ power meters from the Madera County Library located at 121 N G Street, Madera, CA 93637. The Kill-A-Watt kits were made available to the Madera County Public Library, in coordination with local Energy Watch partnerships and through a donation by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Steve Newvine, a PG&E Senior Program Manager for the local Energy Watch Partnerships, said, “The Madera County Public Library is perfectly positioned to communicate to hundreds of residents daily about how they can save money through energy efficiency.” The Kill-A-Watt kits contain instructions in both English and Spanish and may be checked out of the Madera County Library for a week.