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March 3, 2018

 
ASHLAND, Ky., May 2, 2018 -– Johnson County Schools on Wednesday received about $125,000 in cash incentives from Kentucky Power after completing energy-saving projects, including lighting, heating and ventilation, and other improvements at seven schools.

From left, Kentucky Power’s Shawn Sumner and Linda Bevins present about $125,000 to Johnson County Schools Superintendent Thom Cochran, Director of Operations Tim Adams and Energy Manager Terry Salyer. The county earned the rebates for energy efficiency upgrades made at seven schools in 2017.From left, Kentucky Power’s Shawn Sumner and Linda Bevins present about $125,000 to Johnson County Schools Superintendent Thom Cochran, Director of Operations Tim Adams and Energy Manager Terry Salyer. The county earned the rebates for energy efficiency upgrades made at seven schools in 2017.

The upgrades were installed in 2017 at Johnson Central High School, Johnson County Middle School, Central Elementary, Flat Gap Elementary, Highland Elementary, Porter Elementary and W.R. Castle Elementary as part of a $5 million project. The school system earned a total of $125,620 last year. Nearly $602 was awarded in February and $125,018 was awarded Wednesday.
 
Johnson County Schools Energy Manager Terry Salyer worked with Kentucky Power’s Commercial Incentive Prescriptive Custom Program to earn cash back for energy efficiency upgrades that were part of the project. The rebate program has since been discontinued by the Kentucky Public Service Commission to reduce monthly surcharges paid by Kentucky Power customers to support the program.

“These improvements will save Johnson County Schools in the neighborhood of $300,000 a year,” Salyer said. “We will see a return on our investment in only eight years.”

E.J. Clayton, who led Kentucky Power’s energy efficiency and consumer programs manager until they were recently discontinues, said improvement projects like the ones in Johnson County help customer save money and energy.
 
“When government agencies or schools like Johnson County schools reduce energy consumption, the money saved can be invested elsewhere,” Clayton said.
 
Johnson County’s improvements included the installation of energy efficiency lights, new heating, ventilation and air conditioning units, energy efficient kitchen appliances and other upgrades.

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Kentucky Power, with headquarters in Ashland, Ky., provides service to about 168,000 customers in all or part of 20 eastern Kentucky counties, including Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Clay, Elliott, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike and Rowan. Kentucky Power is an operating company in the AEP system, one of the largest electric utilities in the U.S.

 

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0 #1 Who cares? 2018-05-06 01:21
Every time I see aep or ky power bs, it makes my blood boil. $125,000, that’s not even a big wigs bonus at aep. They figure us dumb ol’ hillbillies will just keep believing their bs, well...We Don’t. I wish aep the worst because they sure as hell don’t care about the people of Appalachia at all.
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