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Sierra Pacific Helps Non-Profits

Jan 23, 2003

Sierra Pacific Power Company
Contact: Gary Aldax
Phone: (775) 834-5508

For Immediate Release

Sierra Pacific Power Company is currently accepting applications from local non-profit agencies to grant funds for weatherization and energy-efficient retrofit projects to help these organizations reduce their operational costs for energy.

To qualify for these grants an agency must be a 501(c)(3) located within the Sierra Pacific Power Company service area (Nevada customers only), and the money must be used to fund energy-efficient retrofits and weatherization projects. A total of $40,000 will be awarded. The grants will range from $500-$5,000. For requests greater than $3,000, a matching agency investment of 30 percent will be required.

More information and application letter guidelines for this program can be found at Application letters should include the following information:

  • Agency name and address
  • Contact person and phone number
  • Type of community service provided by the agency
  • Type of facility used by the agency and if owned or rented. If rented, include the terms of the lease
  • Current energy use per month and a copy of the latest power bill
  • Amount of the grant being requested
  • Brief description of the conservation efforts the grant will fund
  • Energy experts from Sierra Pacific are available to help agencies identify potential energy saving opportunities and cost-effective methods to help reduce their energy costs. Contact the number below to set up an appointment.

    Application letters may be submitted via e-mail, U.S. mail, fax or hand delivered to the Sierra Pacific Power Company headquarters at 6100 Neil Road, Reno. The submission deadline is February 28, 2003. Applications should be directed to:

    Gary Aldax
    Sierra Pacific Power Company
    PO Box 10100
    Reno, NV 89520
    (775)834-5508 fax: (775)834-4988

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