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ADECA

December 21, 2018
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Gov. Ivey awards $248,991 to cut energy costs for various cities, counties and nonprofit agencies across Alabama
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MONTGOMERY—Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $248,991 to help local governments, public schools and nonprofit groups cut expenses by making their facilities more energy efficient.

The grant recipients will replace outdated heating, cooling, lighting or other systems with modern and efficient equipment that is less expensive to operate.

“Upgrading to energy-efficient systems can be an excellent financial investment for taxpayers that will reduce operating costs at local facilities for years to come,” Ivey said. “I am pleased to award these grants as an investment in the futures for these cities and counties.”

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program. ADECA administers a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, infrastructure upgrades, recreation, energy conservation, water resource management, job training and career development.

“These entities are making an investment in their facilities that will pay dividends for many years to come in energy-bill savings,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “ADECA is pleased to join Gov. Ivey in making this assistance available for these projects.”

To fund the upgrade projects, the governor announced 19 energy-efficiency grants:

• Circle of Care Center for Families (Chambers County)—$15,000 to implement energy-efficient LED lighting and HVAC upgrades at the organization’s operations facility.

• Christ United Methodist Church (Mobile County)—$15,000 to install energy-efficient LED lighting upgrades at the church’s gymnasium. 

• Town of New Site (Tallapoosa County)—$5,812 to install an energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system at Lance Elementary School.

• City of Montgomery (Montgomery County)—$15,000 to upgrade the lighting system to energy-efficient LED lighting at Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library and Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library.

• City of Millbrook (Elmore County)—$9,750 to install energy-efficient lighting at the Economic Development Center.

• Lakeshore Foundation (Jefferson County)—$15,000 to upgrade the lighting system at the Lakeshore Foundation’s main facility to energy-efficient LED lighting. 

• Marengo County Commission (Marengo County)—$15,000 to install energy-efficient LED lighting upgrades at the Marengo County Courthouse.

• Lawrence County Commission (Lawrence County)—$12,258 to install energy-efficient LED lighting upgrades at the Sheriff’s Department, Work Release and County Commission buildings.

• City of Gardendale (Jefferson County)—$10,908 to implement energy-efficient lighting upgrades at the Gardendale Civic Center. 

• Town of Courtland (Lawrence County)—$6,943 to install energy-efficient LED lighting upgrades at the Police/Fire Department, Town Hall and Heritage Museum.

• Lawrence County Board of Education (Lawrence County)—$15,000 to install energy-efficient HVAC upgrades at Hatton High School.

• Lanett City Schools (Chambers County)—$15,000 to install energy-efficient HVAC upgrades at W.O. Lance Elementary School.

• Mobile Arc (Mobile County)—$10,688 to install energy-efficient LED lighting upgrades at the organization’s Central Division facility.

• Space One Eleven (Jefferson County)—$13,612 to install energy-efficient LED lighting and HVAC upgrades at the Space One Eleven building.

• Cherokee County Board of Education (Cherokee County)—$11,220 to install energy-efficient LED lighting upgrades at gymnasiums at Sand Rock School and at the Cherokee County Career and Technology Center’s Building Construction Workshop.

• United Way of Morgan County (Morgan County)—$7,800 to install energy-efficient HVAC upgrades at the United Way building.

• The Water Works and Sewer Board of the City of Prichard (Mobile County)—$20,000 to install a supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA) at the Morris Wastewater Treatment Plant.

• Winston County Board of Education (Winston County)—$15,000 to install energy-efficient HVAC upgrades at Addison High School, Addison Elementary School, Winston County High School, Winston Career Academy and Lynn High School.

• City of Tuscaloosa (Tuscaloosa County)— $20,000 to install new pump equipment at the Hilliard  Fletcher Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

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Contact: Russell Sellers, Mike Presley


For more information, visit:  http://www.adeca.alabama.gov/