Gov. Ivey awards 11 grants for facility upgrades to lower energy costs

MONTGOMERY — Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded 11 grants totaling more than $300,000 to help Alabama cities, utilities, nonprofit organizations and others save operating costs through the installation of energy-efficient lighting, heating and air systems and other measures.

The grants from the State Energy Program provide funding and technical assistance to decrease energy waste and lower energy costs. The grants will help replace outdated heating, cooling and lighting systems with more modern and efficient equipment.

“These State Energy Program funds will be put to good use in maximizing energy efficiency and lowering power bills for nearly a dozen city entities and nonprofit organizations across the state,” Gov. Ivey said. “I commend these grant recipients for their focus on energy conservation.”

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

“Investing in more efficient equipment with the help of a State Energy Program grant is a practical and prudent decision,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “I commend these grant recipients for their interest in this program and for being wise stewards of financial resources in the organizations they represent.”

Those awarded grants are:

Fairhope – Two grants totaling $46,000 to install LED lighting upgrades, a solar water heater and provide air sealing of the heating and air system at Flying Creek Nature Preserve Center, and to provide LED lighting at the city’s wastewater treatment facility.

Phenix City – $24,750 to upgrade the heating and air-conditioning system in the gym at the C-Club Recreation Center.

Gadsden First United Methodist Church – $27,400 to install LED lighting upgrades in the church.

City of Huntsville Health Care Authority – $40,000 to install LED lighting upgrades at the Governor’s Medical Tower.

Hubbertville Community Foundation – $30,650 to install LED lighting and install heating and air-system upgrades and occupancy sensors.

Rogersville Water Works and Sewer Board- $25,000 to install and integrate energy efficient pumps and variable frequency drives at the Rogersville and Wheeler State Park wastewater treatment lagoons.

Saraland Water and Sewer System – $25,000 to install LED lighting and a lift station at the Saraland wastewater treatment facility.

South Central Alabama Development Commission (Montgomery) – $26,900 to install LED lighting at the Lewis F. Duckworth Administrative Building.

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park (Mobile) – $40,000 to install energy efficient heating and air-conditioning systems with digital thermostats.

Southface Energy Institute Inc. – $25,000 to develop and provide energy code training, resources and technical assistance for municipal and county building code officials in Alabama.


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