Energy Efficiency Grants

FB AWARDS ENERGY EFFICIENCY GRANTS: On January 20, 2010, the Board approved the award of 29 Energy Efficiency Grant projects to 25 districts totallng $12,132,515.  In total, these projects, with an estimated cost of $43,600,825, will save $5,567,738 per year in utility costs.  The average payback is approximately eight years.

Buy American Categorical Waivers

On February 11, 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a Memorandum of Decision granting nationwide categorical waivers under section 1605 of the Recovery Act (the Buy American Provisions) for fluorescent electronic lighting ballasts, LED traffic lights and signals, and CFL's (with a few exceptions described in the waiver). These categorical waivers go into effect immediately. Click the link above to read the Memorandum of Decision for details.