Napa Valley Unified School District to get $119,000 energy rebate

2011-10-19T14:45:00Z 2011-10-19T14:47:42Z Napa Valley Unified School District to get $119,000 energy rebateRegister staff Napa Valley Register
October 19, 2011 2:45 pm  • 

Napa Valley Unified School District will get a rebate check of more than $119,000 from Pacific Gas & Electric Thursday for completing an extensive lighting retrofit project.

PG&E, in collaboration with The Energy Alliance Association, is scheduled to present the check at Thursday’s Board of Education meeting.

The district-wide project, which took place during the 2010-11 school year, replaced old lighting fixtures with new, energy-efficient fixtures. The new lighting is expected to save Napa Valley Unified more than $11,000 per month in energy costs, said J. Wade Roach, assistant superintendent of Business Services.

The savings will help offset budget cuts from the state and may also be used toward other energy-saving projects, Roach said.

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  1. GreenOlive
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    GreenOlive - October 19, 2011 3:38 pm
    Congratulations to the NVUSD staff and board for doing this work. Times are tough for schools and this will help save energy and save money; the ongoing savings are pretty impressive. It also sets a good example for students and our community. Thanks for being good stewards of both our financial and natural resources NVUSD!
  2. Tiredofcomplainingnapkins
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    Tiredofcomplainingnapkins - October 19, 2011 4:37 pm
    Everyone seems to have a problem with PG@E these days, well if you want to hit em where it hurts then start conserving energy. Do all you can to take yourself off the grid
  3. antipc
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    antipc - October 20, 2011 5:54 am
    And how much did the retrofits cost?

    If it was anything like the solar panels that were used at American Canyon High School that resulted in a net loss there's nothing to brag about.
  4. East Coast
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    East Coast - October 20, 2011 10:56 am
    Ummm, if you had your facts right, it would be a good point. But the panels at the ACHS will pay for themselves in a few years and everything after that is profit. So what's your point?
  5. Just Concerned
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    Just Concerned - October 20, 2011 2:18 pm
    Concur with the East Coast, but it might take a little more than a few years. Clearly a savings in the long run.
  6. Pat
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    Pat - October 21, 2011 7:05 am
    antipc said: "And how much did the retrofits cost?... there's nothing to brag about."

    At the meeting last night they estimated it would take just 6 months to recoop the cost. Even if you doulbed that, it is still a great return on investment. Great job NVUSD!
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