City of Round Rock receives energy efficiency grant from Oncor
City Manager Steve Norwood, Oncor Area Manager Eddie Ferguson and Grant Coordinator Laurie Born
The City of Round Rock was awarded a $39,346 matching grant from Oncorâ€™s City Matching Grant Program for installing energy efficient lighting and HVAC systems at Round Rock City Hall.
The City Matching Grant Program helps cities save energy and money by offsetting the costs to implement energy efficiency improvements. The cityâ€™s improvements will save more than 56,000 kilowatt-hours of energy annually, equivalent to the carbon dioxide emissions of approximately 4,000 gallons of gasoline, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculations.
â€śThe grant from Oncor was instrumental in completing this project,â€ť said Grant Coordinator Laurie Born. â€śWeâ€™re proud to take these necessary steps to make Round Rock efficient and sustainable for years to come.â€ť
Grants are awarded for up to 50 percent of the cost of energy efficiency project installations, up to a maximum of $50,000. 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.
â€śNow more than ever, itâ€™s vital our local governments have the resources they need to implement energy efficiency improvements in their facilities,â€ť said Oncor Area Manager Eddie Ferguson. â€śThis is exactly the type of energy-saving project the City Matching Grant Program was created to encourage.â€ť
About the City Matching Grant Program
The City 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 City Matching Grant Program and other efficiency programs, visit www.takealoadofftexas.com.
Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2012