Pictured from left are School Board President Charles Cunningham, Utility Data Specialist Veronica Deleon, Humble ISD Energy Manager Melissa Crizer, CenterPoint Energy Staff Consulting Engineer for Energy Efficiency Calvin Burnham, Humble ISD Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen, and Humble ISD Associate Superintendent of Support Services Nolan Correa.
CenterPoint Energy Staff Consulting Engineer for Energy Efficiency, Calvin Burnham presented Humble ISD with a $34,214.45 check for participating in the Load Shed program, at the February 12 Board Meeting. The CenterPoint Energy Commercial Load Management program is designed to decrease the chances of blackouts and brownouts in the community. Participation in the Load Shed program includes agreeing to turn off major equipment in larger buildings for a short period of time, thus taking “load” off of the grid, allowing the community to carry on with business as usual. This program operates during the summer months, so school days are not affected. In exchange for our participation, CenterPoint Energy provides incentives to the district to help fund future energy efficient projects. This past year, Humble ISD was awarded $34,214.45 for its participation. Since 2012, more than $265,000 in incentives from this program have been paid to Humble ISD.