For more information, please contact: Lawrence Ward, Area Manager,, 817-215-6333






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.


The School Matching Grant Program was created to help schools save energy and money by implementing energy efficiency improvements. The air conditioning 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.”


All 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.”


Grants 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.”





The School Matching Grant Program is provided by Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC (Oncor) as part of its commitment to reduce energy consumption and demand. For more information on the School Matching Grant Program and other efficiency programs, visit