THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (February 10, 2014) – Entergy Texas recently presented The Woodlands Township with a check representing $4,799 earned in the Entergy Texas CitySmart Program. The Township made lighting and cooling system upgrades to the Central Fire Station, as well as a cooling system retrofit at Town Hall, which Entergy recognized through its CitySmart Program.
The CitySmart Program helps local governments save energy and money by providing no-cost facility improvement recommendations and financial incentives based on the total amount of energy the equipment will save. The high efficiency additions will save nearly 63,688 kilowatt-hours of energy annually, equal to the carbon dioxide emissions of approximately 5,038 gallons of gasoline, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculations.
“It’s important that we set a positive example for our citizens, and reducing our energy use is a critical step,” said John Powers, The Woodlands Township Assistant General Manager.
As part of its participation in the program, the Township will continue to evaluate additional efficiency opportunities.
“We look forward to working with Entergy and the CitySmart Program to identify ways to further reduce energy use,” Mr. Powers said. “Energy efficiency projects make sound financial sense, as the reduced energy use generally offsets the cost of the initial investment.”
“We identified a real need for an energy efficiency program that specifically targets our cities, especially as budgets are spread thin,” said Energy Efficiency Program Administrator Phil Lanier. “This program is an organized effort to bring needed energy efficiency to Texas.”
PHOTO: The Woodlands Township receives a check from Entergy Texas CitySmart Program. Left to right: Chief Alan Benson, The Woodlands Fire Dept., Megan Frisa, Entergy Program Consultant, Phil Lanier, Entergy Energy Efficiency Program Administrator and John Powers, The Woodlands Township Assistant General Manager.