Butler County Receives Over $68,000 Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EEC) Grant Award

Press Release - 08/30/2019

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Butler County Receives Over $68,000 Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EEC) Grant Award

Funding Will Improve Efficiency and Reduce Public Energy Costs

FRANKFORT, KY (August 30, 2019) – The Department for Local Government (DLG) has announced an Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EEC) grant of $68,350.75 to Butler County for an energy conservation project.

The EEC grant will assist county government to make energy efficient upgrades to various public facilities. This grant funding will local officials with a means to finance facility improvements, address deferred maintenance and implement energy efficiency and renewable energy projects through utility cost savings.

The Butler County Fiscal Court will be awarded funds to go towards the county's courthouse lighting upgrade project. Funds will be used to replace all incandescent and fluorescent lighting fixtures and lamps with energy efficient LED lighting. The county anticipates a reduction in both energy and operational expenses, and funds saved will be used to complete lighting upgrades at other county facilities.

“With this grant award, Butler County will be able to provide a noticeable improvement in energy efficiency at their county courthouse,” said DLG Commissioner Dunahoo. “I’m very happy that this grant will help the county to better conserve public funds through better energy efficiency.”

“I’m happy that Butler County was selected as a recipient of these EEC grant funds,” said state Senator C. B. Embry. “This funding will allow for upgrades that will lead to cost-savings for our community. Many thanks to everyone involved for coordinating this grant award.”

“Butler County is looking forward to a reduction in our energy consumption and increase efficiency at our county courthouse,” said state Representative Steve Sheldon. “I’m appreciative of Governor Bevin and Commissioner Dunahoo who worked hard to secure this important grant.”

The EEC Grant program is part of an on-going effort by DLG in cooperation with the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, Department of Energy Development and Independence to assist city and county governments to reduce energy consumption and lower overall utility costs.

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