Lake Tahoe, CA February 2, 2017. Liberty Utilities recently awarded the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) a rebate check of nearly $20,000 for improvements made in 2016 to increase energy efficiency at two school facilities. The rebate represented the largest incentive payment provided to any commercial customer by Liberty Utilities since it began operations in the Lake Tahoe and surrounding region.
In addition to the $19,638.42 rebate check, the school district will also realize more than $15,700 in annual energy bill savings.
TTUSD earned the rebate by making the following energy efficiency improvements:
- At Glenshire Elementary School, TTUSD made 765 interior LED lighting retrofits with occupancy sensors at a cost of $4,415.52.
- At North Tahoe High School, TTUSD made 953 interior LED lighting retrofits with occupancy sensors and replaced 71 exterior light poles with LED lighting at a cost of $15,222.90
“We’re very happy to present this check to the school district,” stated Travis Johnson, Liberty Utilities’ Vice President. “Any time we can reward a customer to making changes that not only reduce the demand on our system but also benefit our environment, it’s a good partnership.”
Liberty Utilities’ energy efficiency program is approved by the California Public Utilities Commission as a way to encourage commercial customers to reduce their electrical use through efficient energy measures, known as demand management. Technology improvements, such as LED lighting and occupancy sensors, make these efforts affordable.
Another benefit of Liberty’s energy efficiency program in the schools is the opportunity it provides for teaching environmental values where the school district can lead by example.
“Our customers tell us that taking care of the beautiful environment we live in is very important to them, and this program is a great tool for us to do just that with our customers,” added Johnson.
From left to right: TTUSD Board members Gaylan Larson, Dee Dee Driller, Superintendent Rob Leri, Board president Kim Szczurek, Liberty Utilities-CA President Jeanne-Marie Bruno, Travis Johnson, Liberty VP of Operations, Board members Cris Hennessey and Kirsten Livak.
About Liberty Utilities
Liberty Utilities Co. owns and operates regulated water, wastewater, natural gas and electric transmission and distribution utilities in 13 states, delivering responsive and reliable essential services to approximately 800,000 customers across the United States. With a local approach to management, service and support, we deliver efficient, dependable services to meet the needs of our customers. Liberty Utilities provides a superior customer experience through walk-in customer centers, locally focused conservation and energy efficiency initiatives, and programs for businesses and residential customers. We measure our performance in terms of service reliability, an enjoyable customer experience, and an unwavering dedication to public and workplace safety. Liberty Utilities currently operates in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Texas. For more information, please visit www.LibertyUtilities.com.