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The City's Energy Conservation Program
The City of Port Angeles, in cooperation with the Bonneville Power Administration and the Department of Energy's Energy Star ® program, offers a variety of energy conservation programs.
Programs range from conservation tips for residences to incentives for custom energy conservation projects for commercial and industrial customers.
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CITY PROVIDES $62,000 ENERGY INCENTIVE TO PORT ANGELES SCHOOL DISTRICT September 24, 2012 - The City of Port Angeles has provided an energy incentive, or rebate, in the amount of $62,210 to the Port Angeles School District for lighting projects at Hamilton and Jefferson Elementary Schools, Stevens Middle School, Port Angeles High School and the Skills Center.
“The project is estimated to reduce energy consumption by 52% for the affected luminaries,” City of Port Angeles Power Resources Manager Philip Lusk said, “and will save the PASD an estimated $10,652 annually for schools within the City of Port Angeles as a result. The city-portion of the project will also reduce lighting electrical demand by almost one megawatt, and presumably some of that will occur during peak hours.”
An Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Energy Efficiency Grant of $285,000 awarded to the Port Angeles School District (PASD) in January 2010 has yielded thousands of dollars in incentive payments from local energy partners, $62,210 from the City of Port Angeles, and $65,807.61 from the Clallam County Public Utility District. The Clallam County PUD's energy incentives applied to school facilities outside of the City limits.
“The whole project represented an excellent opportunity for the School District to greatly improve our facilities and at the same time save energy,” said School District Supervisor of Facilities Nolan Duce. He added, “The project provided over $720,000 in facility improvements with limited capital investment. The School District's cost was approximately $306,000.”
FREE WEATHERIZATION for QUALIFYING CUSTOMERS
Energy efficiency is a great investment – especially when you don't have to pay for it! That's why the City of Port Angeles is pleased to announce the new Free Weatherization Program for qualifying electricity customers of the City's Utility Department.
The program is being funded by the Bonneville Power Administration as part of a regional effort to promote and support energy conservation. Increasing energy efficiency in residential homes has been identified as one of the keys to making better use of our region's energy resources.
To participate, applicants must meet eligibility and income guidelines:
Houses must be single-family or manufactured homes..
Houses must use electricity provided by the City of Port Angeles as their primary heat source and be structurally sound.
Applicants may not be already enrolled in the Utility Discount Program for Senior Citizens and Disabled Citizens.
The income requirement will be based on the Federal Poverty & Low Income Guidelines.
Other restrictions may apply.
The program will continue until its funding has been used up. Homes accepted for the program will be weatherized in the order of first-come, first-served. An applicant's place in line will depend on when his or her application is completed and accepted by the City.
The application process is simple and easy:
Make sure that you qualify under the eligibility guidelines.
Obtain an application. You can download one below , pick one up at Utility Office, or call and request an application to be mailed to you.
Fill it out and submit it to the City.
The City will review it and may ask for additional information.
APPLICATION / Free Weatherization Project
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The process following acceptance into the program is as follows:
The City will give the participant a list of possible improvements and a list of City-authorized contractors.
The participant will select and contact a contractor.
The contractor will bid the job and submit his/her paperwork to the City.
The City will review the bid, and then provide a notice to proceed or a remedial notice to re-do the assessment.
Once the notice to proceed is let, the contractor will do the work.
The City will inspect the work when done. If all is correct, the work will be accepted.
The contractor will invoice the City.
The City will pay and the job is done – ENJOY your new comfort!
For more information, or assistance, call a City Utility customer service representative at 457-0411.
Keep your electric costs down and your comfort up! Your wallet will thank you when you're enjoying your newly-cozy home.
ENERGY CONSERVATION in the HOME
The average household in the City of Port Angeles uses 1440 kWh per month.
The largest energy use in most homes is space heating, so energy consumption is typically higher in the winter and lower in the summer. Some basic tips on saving energy in the home are available in the City's Conservation Tips brochure.
The City also provides free energy saving devices such as low flow showerheads and faucet aerators. Details are available in the Conservation Devices brochure.
ENERGY CONSERVATION and HOME IMPROVEMENTS
If you are considering making improvements to your existing home, the City can help you make it more energy efficient. Rebates are available for: air-sealing, increased insulation levels, energy efficient window replacement, and heat pump conversions. For details on the rebates see the City's Residential Rebates brochure.
To qualify the house must be electrically heated and provided electricity by the City of Port Angeles. Some rebates are only available for work performed by a City Authorized Contractor.
The City must provide advance written approval of work being performed to qualify for a rebate. See the following sections for details on rebates and applications.
Increasing insulation levels in your home can make it more comfortable and reduce heating needs. The City offers rebates for upgrading thermal insulation levels in ceilings, floors and walls of existing houses.
The City offers a rebate for replacing single pane windows, single pane windows with storm windows, or metal framed dual pane windows with windows that have a National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) rated U-value of 0.30 or lower.
If you are considering converting your current electric heating system to a heat pump, rebates are available to help you install a more efficient heat pump.
The Heat Pump Buyer's Guide provides valuable information on how heat pumps work and the economics of installing a heat pump. To qualify for a rebate the heat pump must be in installed in an existing home that is electrically heated and installed in accordance with the Air-Source Heat Pump Installation Specifications. This rebate is not available for new construction.
If you are changing lighting in your home, rebates are available for the purchase and installation of electronically ballasted lighting fixtures and lamps and screw-in Compact Fluorescent Lamps that are Energy Star ® approved and are not part of the Change-A-Light program.
Electric lighting accounts for 20% of all electricity used in the United States. In the typical residence lighting may account for 10% of the total energy use. By using electronically ballasted fluorescent lighting you can save up to 70% of the energy used for lighting in your home.
Information on lighting rebates and the rebate application for lighting products is available in the Residential Lighting Rebates brochure. Information on approved lighting products is available at the Energy Star ® website at: www.energystar.gov .
- LOCAL DISCOUNTED CFLs AVAILABLE The City is a participant in the Simple Steps Smart Savings promotion, which provides a variety of CFLs and specialty CFLs at discounted prices available at participating retailers. For more information on available discounted CFLs visit the Simple Steps Smart Savings website at: www.simplestepsnw.com. Local participating retailers include: Swains General Store, Thurman Supply, Hartnagel Building Supply, Angeles Millwork & Lumber, Safeway, Walmart, Home Depot, and Costco.
Rebates not available for lighting products discounted through the Simple Steps Smart Savings promotion.
Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) contain a small amount of mercury that allows the bulbs to burn efficiently. For information on disposal and clean up of broken CFLs and mercury is available below.
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For information on local disposal options for CFLs and other fluorescent lighting, visit the City'sRecycling webpage
Major appliances can account for up to 35% of residential electric consumption. Federal appliance efficiency standards have helped to assure energy efficiency in home appliances. However, appliances are available with higher efficiency ratings than the Federal standards.
The City offers rebates for residential customers purchasing and installing: clothes washer, refrigerator, or electric water heater. Information on appliance rebates and the rebate application for appliances is available in the Residential Appliance Rebates brochure.
Clothes washers and refrigerators that qualify are currently listed as an approved Energy Star ® appliance on the Energy Star ® website at: www.energystar.gov Or visit the Energy Star® website at: www.energystar.com
Qualifying electric water heaters must meet the required energy factor* (EF) for its size and have a minimum warranty of 10 years. A water heater with a 20-year warranty and the appropriate EF may qualify for a larger rebate. All qualifying water heaters must meet the minimum warranty and energy factor ratings in the table below.
10-year Minimum Warranty
20-year Minimum Warranty
Size in Gallons
*Energy Factor (EF) is the average annual energy efficiency of an appliance as determined by a standard test procedure. The higher the number, the more efficient the appliance.
$100 REBATE FOR OLD REFRIGERATORS AND FREEZERS Retire that old refrigerator or freezer energy hog and receive a $100 rebate.
Take your old, still operating, 10 cubic feet or larger refrigerator or freezer to the Regional Transfer Station. Units must be clean inside - no leftovers allowed. Be sure to get a receipt as proof of recycling. Fill out the rebate application and turn in with your receipt to City Hall.
The charge to recycle this type of appliance is $30 so this will net you $70 back in your pocket after the rebate! What a Deal!
Rebate available only for City of Port Angeles Electric Utility Customers, and limit 1 rebate per household. Rebate application available at City Hall or click Residential Appliance Rebates
ENERGY CONSERVATION for COMMERCIAL and INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMERS
If you are considering making improvements to your existing commercial building, the City can help you.
Rebates are available for new commercial appliances including refrigerators, freezers, and clothes washers. For details see the City's Commercial Appliance Rebates brochure. Rebates are also available for qualifying insulation upgrades in office and retail buildings with 5000 square foot floor areas or less.
COMMERCIAL and INDUSTRIAL LIGHTING IMPROVEMENTS
Rebates are available for qualified lighting improvements in existing commercial and industrial buildings. For details on the available rebates see the City's Rebates for Business brochure.
To qualify the building must be electrically heated. These rebates are not available for new construction.
COMMERCIAL and INDUSTRIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECTS
Rebates for energy efficiency improvements to commercial and industrial buildings may be available from the City. The City must provide written approval of Custom Project Proposals before any equipment is purchased or any work is performed to qualify for a rebate.