Llano County Commissioners take next step on energy program
August 27, 2013, 7:00 pm by Lance Reaves
Llano County Commissioners on Monday moved forward with its effort to form an energy program, approving to select a third party engineering firm to review the plan.
The county will also review the legal agreement and financial considerations before officially entering into an agreement.
In June, two representatives from the Way Companies
addressed the commissioners following a survey they conducted analyzing air
conditioning and lighting equipment throughout the county.
Specifically, they noted many of the air conditioning units were old and past life expectancy, and reported inefficiencies with interior and exterior lighting.
Trey Calvery, certified energy manager with the Way
Companies, reiterated on Monday their program’s scope, function and benefits.
He described numerous solutions to the issues they found, such as replacing all
equipment 12 years and older, providing a 10-year parts and labor warranty for
the new equipment and correcting all airflow issues with the air conditioning
"We’ve done this all over the state of Texas, and we’ve had lots of success with school districts and other municipalities,” Calvery said.
He stated their goal is to capture 30-40 percent of the operating costs and reinvest it back into the county.
Larry Jones, president of Way’s energy service team, noted their program generates savings of $112,000 per year, which would fund the countywide energy improvement program of $76,065.
These numbers are more firm than the estimates the company presented in June, according to Commissioner Jerry Don Moss, Precinct 4.
The program would last 15 years, Jones said.
For the full story, see Wednesday's Llano County Journal
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