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Money coming to Aberdeen to enhance energy efficiency

March 13, 2014

The Washington State Department of Commerce announced over $14 million in energy efficiency and solar grants to help five higher education institutions, 27 local governments, and four state agencies lower their energy costs. This includes $154,000 coming to the City of Aberdeen for energy efficiency.

An estimated 520 jobs will be created by construction spending on these projects. The total cost for all the projects is about $53 million, including more than $35 million in non-state funds.

“There are enormous economic benefits to making sure the places we work, study and do business are energy efficient,” said Governor Jay Inslee. “I’m proud that state government is leading by example with meaningful investments that not only create jobs but save taxpayer money by reducing energy use and operating costs in public facilities. This is also a key strategy to reducing our carbon footprint.”

The 2013 Legislature appropriated $25 million for energy efficiency and solar grants to higher education, local governments and state agencies, specifying at least $5 million for projects using Washington-manufactured systems including solar modules and inverters.

“Saving taxpayer money all across Washington state is always a good thing,” said Rep. Hans Dunshee (D-Snohomish), chair of the Capital Budget Committee. “Saving money while creating jobs is even better. This is a smart idea that will benefit the people of our state for decades.”

The grants must be used solely for energy and operational cost saving and solar installations. Projects for Round One were selected from 61 grant applications requesting over $20 million.

First round grants include $11 million for energy efficiency projects and almost $3 million for solar projects:

Higher Education Energy Efficiency Awards:

Applicant Award
Bellevue College $195,000
Lake Washington Institute of Technology $296,630
Tacoma Community College $196,985
University of Washington Medical Center $500,000
Total $1,188,615

Local Government Energy Efficiency Awards:

Applicant Award
City of Aberdeen $154,000
City of Bellevue $500,000
City of Brewster $500,000
City of Chelan $500,000
City of Edmonds $255,000
City of Everett $500,000
City of Fife – Parks & Recreation $130,952
City of Fife – Public Works $243,343
City of Goldendale $500,000
City of Lakewood $500,000
City of Leavenworth 461,964
City of Milton $217,600
City of Oak Harbor $210,000
City of Seattle Green Lake Community Center $220,000
City of Sunnyside $170,301
City of Tumwater $500,000
Evergreen Hospital $500,000
Franklin PUD $264,413
King County $500,000
North Valley Hospital $500,000
Othello Community Hospital $209,512
Port of Bellingham $32,079
Port of Longview $189,000
Port of Seattle $500,000
South Bay Fire $74,856
Valley Medical Center $406,541
Total $8,739,561

State Agency Energy Efficiency Awards:

Applicant Award
Department of Enterprise Services (DES) $500,000
DSHS – Fircrest, Rainier School, Echo Glen $300,000
DSHS – Lakeland Village $200,000
WA State Military Department $194,361
Total $1,194,361

Solar Awards:

Applicant Award
Bellevue College $410,000
City of Bellevue $105,191
City of Chelan $201,778
City of Leavenworth $291,471
City of Olympia $183,070
City of Seattle Green Lake Community Center $80,000
City of Tumwater $219,044
DSHS – Fircrest $102,388
King County $525,000
South Bay Fire $226,344
UW Bothell and Cascadia Community College $553,811
Total $2,898,097

Total Amount Awarded all Categories: $14,020,634

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