Avista has teamed up with the Kellogg School District on energy efficiency upgrades to district facilities that have qualified for a $284,348 rebate under programs offered by Avista to its Idaho customers. Avista calculates a rebate amount based on expected annual energy savings of a project.
Avista anticipates the upgrades will save the Kellogg School District over 387,000 kilowatt hours of electricity and over 90,000 therms of natural gas per year, or nearly $85,000 in annual energy costs. The energy savings equal the average amount of electricity used by about 29 Idaho homes in one year and the average annual amount of natural gas used by about 116 homes.
“The Avista rebate check represents a reward to the board of trustees and the taxpayers for the wise move made by installing energy efficiency measures in our district,” said Sandra Pommerening, Superintendent of Schools for the Kellogg School District. “After years of planning, passing a bond and surviving the disruption of construction, we are pleased to finally begin realizing the benefits of reduced energy use. We would like to thank Avista for the rebate and plan to use it toward reducing costs to our loyal taxpayers.”
Sharmon Schmitt, Avista’s regional account executive for northern Idaho, said Avista’s energy efficiency rebate and incentive programs are a win-win for the company and for customers like the Kellogg School District.
“It is more cost-effective for Avista to offer rebates and incentives to customers who install more energy efficiency equipment and use less energy than it is for Avista to build new generation or purchase more energy, “ Schmitt said. “Plus, it’s better for the environment and the programs can help customers manage their energy use and costs with rising energy prices. We commend the Kellogg School District for their leadership in significantly reducing their energy use and costs”
In 2007, Avista’s Washington and Idaho customers received more than $9 million in energy efficiency rebates and incentives and saved 53.7 million kilowatt hours – enough energy to power over 4,500 homes – and more than 1.5 million therms of natural gas. Information on the programs available to Avista’s residential, commercial and industrial customers is available at www.everylittlebit.
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addition to those discussed herein, all of the factors discussed in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2007.
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