|Prairie Farm Schools|
Focus on Energy and Xcel Energy present Prairie Farm School District
with $6,480 check for energy efficiency projects
Wis. — Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide
program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, along with Xcel Energy,
recently presented the Prairie Farm School District with an incentive check for
$6,480 following the completion of energy efficient upgrades by Meyers Electric
Inc., including interior and exterior fixture replacements, occupancy sensors
and new LED technology.
“At the School District of Prairie Farm, we are dedicated to maximizing
our resources with energy conservation and cost containment by taking advantage
of partnerships with Focus on Energy, Xcel Energy and Meyers Electric,” said
Patrick Olson, District Administrator. “We feel these improvements will help
our district be more effective and efficient as we continue to explore
sustainable energy solutions.”
School District participation in Focus
on Energy will save them an estimated 100,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity
annually and reduce the demand on the power grid during the peak summer months.
The upgrades will reduce the school district’s energy bills by approximately
$7,000 each year. The Prairie
District took advantage of incentives through
Focus On Energy’s Lighting programs, as well as cost savings of the new
Exterior Lighting Optimization program, where Focus on Energy covers the labor
costs of the participating trade ally for installation of cost-effective
Not only do
these upgrades save energy and money, they are also environmentally friendly.
The annual environmental benefits are equivalent to offsetting 200 barrels of
oil from being burned – eliminating more than 170,000 pounds of carbon dioxide
from being released into the atmosphere.
Schultz, Xcel Energy community service manager, thanked Superintendent Olson
and the school board for their commitment to energy efficiency. “The Prairie Farm School District
is setting a great example for its students and the community by taking the
initiative to learn about energy conservation and then to implement cost-saving
improvements to its facility,” Schultz said. “These energy-saving measures not
only reduce costs for the school district, but they will also have long-term
environmental benefits by reducing power plant emissions.”
Energy can help businesses and residents across the state identify and evaluate
energy-saving opportunities, provide specific recommendations, develop energy
management plans, and arrange technical training opportunities about energy
conservation. For more information, call 800.762.7077 or visit focusonenergy.com.