Many have been shocked to find recent huge jumps in electric charges. For some it’s the pain at the heat pump or an electric charlie horse that won’t go away. It might be said we work for the taxman and the utility company, both can appear as sinister agencies. I think it’s difficult for either of them to understand our pain. I’ll bet Centralia College spends some big bucks on keeping the lights on but now it is doing something about it. The college is planning an energy audit, a close look at how it might save some money by closing windows, turning off lights, and keeping the heat down where possible. An audit certainly makes sense given the quality of the Energy Technology program at the college. Overdue might be a better word.