March 18, 20019
This coming Tuesday at the regularly scheduled Select Board meeting, the Henniker Energy Committee will deliver the results of an indoor lighting audit/report completed in February.
(Proposal-HennikerTown-Feb2019) The report outlines a plan to convert the indoor lighting to LED fixtures, in all town owned buildings.
The total cost savings per year is ~$11,000. The project will reduce our electrical consumption by 67,192 kWh.
The overall impact of the energy savings can be found below;
•6 households is the average number of houses that can now be powered from this project. The average U.S. household consumes 11,280 kWh annually.
• 4,636 fewer gallons of oil need to be imported, reducing our dependence on foreign oil.
• 41 tons of CO2
Carbon Dioxide is considered a greenhouse gas and is a major contributor to global warming.
• 813 lbs. of SO2
Sulfur Dioxide- some major health effects associated with this pollutant are: asthma, respiratory illness and aggravation of existing cardiovascular disease.
• 414 lbs. of Nox
Nitrogen Oxides are considered contributors to acid rain and ground level ozone (or smog).
• 28 lbs. of visible particulate
Financing the project;
Municipal customers are eligible for Smart Start on bill financing for this qualified project. It’s a zero percent interest loan, with a one time administrative fee of approximately 10% of the rebate offered to us by Eversource. Page 15 & 16 of the report.
Terms are set to closely match the Town’s new found energy savings so that our Eversource bill payments be close to cash neutral during the length of the loan. Or you can pay your portion out of pocket and recoup the full 50% incentive.
The committee is working hard finding ways to use modern technology to lower the operating cost of Town Government.
Thank you for your support,
Bruce J. Trivellini
Chairman Henniker Energy Committee
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