Pine Tree ISD receives over $100k from SWEPCO for energy-saving upgrades

Left to right: Pine Tree ISD Assistant Superintendent of Facilities and Planning Tony Hollins, School Board Members Secretary Jim Cerrato; Dr. Melanie Roudkovski; Superintendent Steve Clugston; Vice President Anthony Tanner; Dr. Kerri Daugbjerg; Adam Graves, SWEPCO’s Mike Nix and George LePoris of CLEAResult. Photo by Chelsea Franklin

SWEPCO on Monday awarded Pine Tree ISD School Board with $110,392.25 in incentives for two energy-saving projects made within the district.

The two projects were made possible through SWEPCO’s Schools Conserving Resources Market Transformation Program (SCORE MTP) program.

“The upgrades that were performed for the Pine Tree Independent School District are extensive,” said Mike Nix, senior energy efficiency and consumer program coordinator. “The school district will see 450 kilowatts in demand savings and 2,429,333 kilowatt hours in energy savings annually.”

The SCORE MTP provides energy efficiency and demand reduction solutions for public and private educational entities grades K-12, as well as college and universities. The program is designed to help educate and assist these customers in lowering their energy usage by integrating energy efficiency into their short- and long-term planning, budgeting and operational practices.

Year-to-date, four independent school districts have participated in SWEPCO’s SCORE MTP, totaling $112,914.00 in incentives awarded and producing savings of 460 kilowatts in demand savings and 2,486,218 kilowatt hours in energy savings. Measures installed YTD include lighting retrofits and heating and cooling equipment upgrades.

In 2017, SWEPCO had 13 participants in the SCORE program, totaling $90,749.50 in incentives awarded. This amounted to 400 kilowatts in demand savings and 2,031,512 kilowatt hours in energy savings for the participants. Measures included LED lighting retrofits and heating and cooling equipment upgrades.

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