Tullahoma Utilities Board Receives Grant

TUBGov. Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Environment and the state Conservation Commissioner awarded more than $2.2 million to fund energy efficiency projects for local governments and municipalities, utilities, and other private and public organizations across Tennessee.
The Clean Tennessee Energy Grants were awarded to 21 recipients for projects designed to reduce air emissions, improve energy efficiency and create cost savings. The grant program provides financial assistance to state and local government agencies, utility districts, and would-be government entities in Tennessee to purchase, install and construct energy projects.
Funding for the projects comes from an April 2011 Clean Air Act settlement with the Tennessee Valley Authority. Under the Consent Decree, Tennessee will receive $26.4 million over five years to fund clean air programs in the state (at approximately $5.25 million per year).
The Tullahoma Utilities Board will receive $102,000. The project is expected to see a total energy savings of approximately 57 kW, resulting in an annual energy cost savings of about $36,000.