Humble ISD Awarded Rebate Check by CenterPoint Energy
Humble ISD Maintenance and Operations Department was awarded a rebate check by a CenterPoint Energy program that provides incentives for efficient use of energy. CenterPoint Energy gave $55,104 for the Commercial Load Management Program. In exchange for reducing the district’s kilowatt usage during peak demand periods, CenterPoint Energy pays the district a set amount per kilowatt. The funds will be used to help the district’s facilities run more efficiently and further reduce energy cost. Thus far, the district has earned $135,337 in rebates through the program. These funds have been used to upgrade lighting in gymnasiums and install motion sensors to prevent unnecessary usage.
The goal of the CenterPoint Energy Commercial Load Management Program is to help control summer peak demand in the CenterPoint service territory in a cost-effective manner and to reach the demand savings goals as established by the Texas legislature and the Public Utility Commission of Texas, which focuses on the regulation of rates and services, oversight of competitive markets and compliance enforcement of statutes and rules for the electric and telecommunication industries.
“We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with CenterPoint Energy again in the summer of 2016 and many years to come,” Melissa Crizer, Humble ISD Energy Manager, said.
Humble ISD is committed to the conservation of energy and natural resources.
Special acknowledgement was given at the Dec.8 school board meeting to members of the Humble ISD Maintenance and Operations team Karo Courtney, Ricky Jenkins, Tom Duffee, Kenny Kendrick, and Leigh Ann Montgomery for their combined efforts in receiving the rebate.