Grant: $174,800 - Department of Energy - Sep. 21, 2009
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Award Description: This is a DOE EECBG block grant for $174,800. These funds will be used by the Town of Castle Rock in Colorado to change approximately 140 streetlights from metal halide lamps to LED lamps. By doing this we expect to reduce electrical energy use by at least 50% and save approximately $14,000 -$15,000 per yr. off our utilities bills. In this very tight economy, any utility cost savings will be used to help provide basic government services to the Castle Rock residents such as street and road repairs, snow removal, street lighting, traffic signals, etc. In addition to financial savings on our utility bills, the ongoing maintenance and repair costs will be reduced because the LED lasts much longer requiring less frequent replacement and repairs and parts are less costly. These financial savings in utility and maintenance and operations make this solution economically sustainable for a long period of time. In addition to financial sustainability, there are environmental sustainability benefits as well. The LED fixtures will annually use about 93,300 kilowatt hours less electricity than metal halide lamps. This is equivelant to eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from the following items: 1) greenhouse gas emissions from 12.3 vehicles per year, or 2) CO2 emissions from 7,613 gallons of gasoline consumed, or 3) CO2 emissions from 156 barrels of oil consumed, or 4) CO2 emissions from electricity use by 9.3 homes per year, or 5) CO2 emissions from total energy use by 6.1 homes per year, or 6) Carbon sequestered annually from 1,750 evergreen seedlings grown for 10 years, or 7) Carbon sequested annually by 15.2 acres of Pine or Fir evergreen forests, or 8) Carbon sequested annually by .47 acres of forest preserved from deforestation, or 9) CO2 emissions emitted from 2,793 home propane barbeque tanks, or 10) CO2 emissions from burning .35 railcars worth of coal, or 11) Greenhouse gas emissions avoided by recycling 23.1 tons of waste instead of sending it to a landfill.
Project Description: The project description, purpose and expected outcomes are described above, please refer to section 25 above titled 'Award Description'. We were just recently notified of the grant award and are just getting project activities started. So far we have registered on FederalReporting.gov and ASAP.gov. During the next 30 -45 days we plan to develop the technical and bid specifications to request competetive bids for the LED light fixtures and the installation of the LED light fixtures. In addition to this EECBG block grant, we have also applied to the State of Colorado Governor's Energy Office for a 'NEED' energy conservation grant in the amount of $565,000. If we are successfully awarded NEED funds, we plan to leverage those funds with the EECBG block grant to convert more of our downtown streetlights to LED light fixtures. Award notice of the NEED grant is anticipated to be late October or early November.
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