Milano ISD gets Oncor energy efficiency grant

Nathan Doelitsch of Climate Control (left) and Oncor representatives Blaine Bednarik, Brett Warner, Tim Haney and Melissa Quintero with new air conditioning units. Nathan Doelitsch of Climate Control (left) and Oncor representatives Blaine Bednarik, Brett Warner, Tim Haney and Melissa Quintero with new air conditioning units. Milano Independent School District was awarded a matching grant of $25,000 from Oncor for increasing the energy efficiency of the air conditioning and lighting systems at Milano Elementary Schools. The district received the grant through the company’s “Take a Load Off, Texas” program.

The school matching grant program was created to help schools save energy by implementing energy efficiency improvements. The A/C and lighting systems will save more than 27,600 kilowatt-hours of energy annually, equivalent to thee carbon dioxide emissions of more than 2,230 gallons of gasoline, according to Environmental Protection Agency calculations.

“The grant from Oncor was instrumental in the completion of this much-needed upgrade project,” said MISD Supt. Lindy Robinson. “While enjoying the energy savings, our students and faculty are appreciating the increased comfort in the classrooms.”

Grants are awarded for up to 50 percent of the cost of installations, up to $215,000.

For more information, visit www.takealoadofftexas. com.


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