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Nevada Power Company Awards 17 Nonprofit Agencies Grants for Facility Improvements

Aug 9, 2005

Media Contact: Gabriel Romero (702) 367-5241

Nevada Power Company recently awarded facility improvement grants to 17 nonprofit agencies that will now complete weatherization and/or energy-efficient retrofit projects to help reduce their operational costs for energy.

Company energy experts helped agencies identify potential energy-saving opportunities and cost-effective methods to help reduce energy costs.  The energy-efficient upgrades include; replacing outdated cooling units with ultra-efficient mechanical units, installing solar screens, lighting retrofits, installing programmable thermostats and window film as well as upgrading appliances to more efficient Energy Star models.

Grants were given in dollar amounts ranging from $700 to $10,000 for a grand total of $94,980.  This represents a potential savings of 297,785 kWh or $22,600 for the year.

"This program provides a win-win-win for us, these non-profit agencies and the citizens that receive these agency services.  The energy savings from these projects will reduce monthly operating costs, allowing these agencies to provide more services,” said Bob Balzar, director of Energy Efficiency and Conservation at Nevada Power Company.

The following agencies received grants:

The Animal Foundation $7,500
Blind Center of Nevada $5,000
Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada$9,305
Center for Independent Living $1,960
Chabad of Southern Nevada$7,500
Community Counseling Center$5,000
Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada $5,000
Easters Seals Southern Nevada$2,521
First Christian Church $10,000
Huntridge Teen Clinic $5,000
Las Vegas Rescue Mission and Shelter of Hope$5,000
Nevada Association of Latin Americans, Inc. (NALA)$2,994
Nevada Children's Center $5,000
Nevada Health Centers, Inc.$700
S. A. F. E. House $7,500
YMCA of Southern Nevada - Durango Hills  $5,000
YMCA of Southern Nevadaâ€" Heinrich $5,000