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RECEIVES ENERGY EFFICIENCY GRANT FROM ONCOR
HALTOM, TX—(Feb. 7, 2012) Birdville
Independent School District was awarded a matching grant of $11,475 from Oncor’s School Matching Grant Program for upgrading the lighting system in the Haltom Middle School gymnasium.
School Matching Grant Program was created to help schools save
energy and money by implementing energy efficiency improvements. The air
system will save nearly 23,000 kilowatt-hours of energy annually,
equivalent to the carbon dioxide emissions of nearly 2,000 gallons of gasoline, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculations.
“Oncor’s School Matching Grant
program was pivotal in completing this
project,” said Superintendent Darrell G. Brown. “While we’re
enjoying the energy savings, our students and faculty appreciate the increased lighting in the gym.”
public schools receiving electric service through Oncor wires are eligible to
apply for matching grant funding to pay for energy efficiency upgrades.
“Schools are part of the fabric of the
communities Oncor serves. Oncor is excited about this unique grant program that helps schools to invest in energy efficiency
improvements,” said Oncor Area Manager Lawrence Ward. “We look forward to continuing to work
with districts like Birdville to make these
much-needed projects happen.”
are awarded for up to 50 percent of the cost of energy efficiency project installations, up
to a maximum of $25,000. Grant applications are judged on several criteria, including demonstrated financial need, the expected energy savings of the project and the speed with which it can be completed.
“We’re proud of the accomplishments of
Birdville ISD and pleased to present this grant check,” said Ward. “This is
exactly the type of energy-saving project the School Matching Grant Program
was created to encourage.”
Matching Grant Program is provided by Oncor Electric Delivery Company
LLC (Oncor) as
part of its
to reduce energy consumption and demand. For more information on the School
Matching Grant Program and other efficiency programs, visit www.takealoadofftexas.com.