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Humboldt Schools Invest in Energy Efficiency

Mar 5, 2007

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The Humboldt County School District has earned a $6,412 incentive payment from Sierra Pacific Power Company for installing energy management software and purchasing monitoring equipment to measure energy efficiency at schools in Winnemucca.

The school district is receiving the payment through the utility's Sure Bet for Schools program, which rewards schools for investing in energy efficiency.

Incentive payments totaling $226,435 are going to six school districts in northern Nevada, as well as Truckee Meadows Community College, Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village and Western Nevada Community College in Carson City.

Energy efficiency measures implemented by the schools are expected to save up to 3.7 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually, or enough energy to serve about 430 households for a year, according to John Hargrove, project manager for Energy Efficiency and Conservation at the utility. 

“Sure Bet for Schools offers a great opportunity for the schools to reduce their energy bills, and a way to share information about projects and products,” Hargrove said. 

The Humboldt County School District estimates it can reduce he school system's energy usage by approximately 91,600 kilowatt hours per year by using the new software and monitoring equipment to manage the energy use of individual school and administrative buildings more efficiently.