TWIN FALLS, Idaho — The Twin Falls School District has been a longtime leader in energy efficiency. On Jan. 30, that commitment earned the District a $97,237.15 check for the energy efficient construction of the new South Hills Middle School. The school uses energy efficient equipment and strategies that will provide 459,752 kilowatt-hours (kWh) in energy savings each year—that’s enough energy to provide power for about 40 average homes annually and save $34,000 a year on lower electric bills.
Some measures the District received incentives for include: interior and exterior light load reduction, occupancy sensors, efficient heating and air conditioning units, a reflective roof treatment, an energy management control system, efficient laundry machines and efficient dishwashers.
Additionally, the District received incentives in 2016 for energy efficient upgrades at Pillar Falls and Rock Creek Elementary schools, for $44,104.95, and $44,877.30, respectively. The Pillar Falls project provided 208,473 kWh in energy savings each year.
The Rock Creek upgrades brought 207,531 kWh in energy savings each year. Each project will save enough energy to provide power for about 17 average homes annually and save $15,000 a year on lower electric bills.
Idaho Power’s Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency program offers many incentives and options for new construction and existing facilities.
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About Idaho Power:
Idaho Power, headquartered in Boise, Idaho, and locally operated since 1916, is an electric utility that employs more than 2,000 people who serve approximately 542,000 customers throughout a 24,000-square-mile area in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon. With 17 low-cost hydroelectric projects as the core of its diverse generation portfolio, Idaho Power’s residential, business and agricultural customers pay among the nation’s lowest rates for electricity. IDACORP Inc. (NYSE: IDA), Idaho Power’s independent publicly traded parent company, is also headquartered in Boise, Idaho.