Everett Announces Energy Harvest Grant for East Lycoming School District
To help make East Lycoming School District more energy efficient, Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) today announced a $338,230 Energy Harvest grant funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Prevention (DEP).
“Our local school districts have been forced to educate our youth on less and less as the economy has taken a nose dive in the past few months,” Everett said. “This grant will help East Lycoming School District save money on heating and cooling and more on providing a quality education for our local students.”
The East Lycoming School District grant funding will be used for an automatic temperature control system, lighting retrofits, a 2.2 Kilowatt solar energy system and two small wind turbines on various school buildings.
“The school district is expecting to save more than $13,000 a year from the energy conservation and renewable energy generation made by these improvements,” Everett added.
DEP’s Energy Harvest program promotes awareness and builds markets for cleaner or renewable energy technologies. Innovative projects that are eligible include renewable energy deployment, including biomass; waste coal reclamation for energy; deployment of innovative efficiency technologies; and distributed generation projects.