Pine Tree ISD receives over $100k from SWEPCO for energy-saving upgrades
Pine Tree ISD School Board members and SWEPCO representative Mike Nix and George LePoris of CLEAResult

Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) on Monday awarded Pine Tree ISD School Board with $110,392.25 in incentives for its energy-saving upgrades made across the district. Pine Tree ISD qualified for the incentives after improvements to an HVAC system and lighting upgrades to 17 buildings across the district were made.

The two projects were made possible through SWEPCO’s Schools Conserving Resources Market Transformation Program (SCORE MTP) program. “The upgrades that were performed for the Pine Tree Independent School District are extensive,” said Mike Nix, senior energy efficiency and consumer program coordinator. “The school district will see 450 kilowatts in demand savings and 2,429,333 kilowatt hours in energy savings annually.”

The SCORE MTP provides energy efficiency and demand reduction solutions for public and private educational entities grades K-12, as well as college and universities. The program is designed to help educate and assist these customers in lowering their energy usage by integrating energy efficiency into their short- and long-term planning, budgeting and operational practices.

Year-to-date, four independent school districts have participated in SWEPCO’s SCORE MTP, totaling $112,914.00 in incentives awarded and producing savings of 460 kilowatts in demand savings and 2,486,218 kilowatt hours in energy savings. Measures installed YTD include lighting retrofits and heating and cooling equipment upgrades.

In 2017, SWEPCO had 13 participants in the SCORE program, totaling $90,749.50 in incentives awarded. This amounted to 400 kilowatts in demand savings and 2,031,512 kilowatt hours in energy savings for the participants. Measures included LED lighting retrofits and heating and cooling equipment upgrades.

Videos and photos from the school board check presentation available for download: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/uhwq2d0x0nt00pi/AAA4qiNT_8OYpvM0yiQtQc8aa?dl=0

L to R: Pine Tree ISD Assistant Superintendent of Facilities and Planning Tony Hollins, School Board Members Secretary Jim Cerrato; Dr. Melanie Roudkovski; Superintendent Steve Clugston; Vice President Anthony Tanner; Dr. Kerri Daugbjerg; Adam Graves, SWEPCO’s Mike Nix and George LePoris of CLEAResult.

About Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO)
SWEPCO, an American Electric Power (AEP: NYSE) company, serves 535,000 customers in western Arkansas, northwest and central Louisiana, northeast Texas and the Texas Panhandle. SWEPCO’s headquarters are in Shreveport, La. News releases and other information about SWEPCO can be found at SWEPCO.com.

About American Electric Power (AEP)
American Electric Power, based in Columbus, Ohio, is focused on building a smarter energy infrastructure and delivering new technologies and custom energy solutions to our customers. AEP’s more than 17,000 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest electricity transmission system and more than 219,000 miles of distribution lines to efficiently deliver safe, reliable power to nearly 5.4 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also is one of the nation’s largest electricity producers with approximately 32,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including 4,300 megawatts of renewable energy. AEP’s family of companies includes utilities AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). AEP also owns AEP Energy, AEP Energy Partners, AEP OnSite Partners and AEP Renewables, which provide innovative competitive energy solutions nationwide.

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Pine Tree ISD School Board members and SWEPCO representative Mike Nix and George LePoris of CLEAResult