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EISD joins energy program

SCORE is pilot effort sponsored by Oncor Electric Delivery
Ennis Independent School District (ISD) is participating in a program that conserves energy and provides additional resources for the district.
The Texas Schools Conserving Resources (SCORE) Program is a pilot program being sponsored by Oncor Electric Delivery for select schools to help improve energy efficiency and reduce energy operating costs.
As part of the SCORE Program, Ennis ISD will identify the least energy-efficient facilities and develop an energy master plan so that they can take the best approach toward reducing the district’s energy bills. “As a participant in the SCORE Program, we will seek additional ways to conserve energy and save money,” EISD Board of Trustees President Pete Bibby said.
“We will strive to improve the classroom environment by considering equipment upgrades and improving our energy management practices,” added Dr. Eddie Dunn, EISD Superintendent. “And by conserving energy we are setting a good example for students and teachers who are encouraged to conserve energy as well.”
Ennis ISD has already completed some facility upgrades to reduce the district’s energy use, but the SCORE Program will help by facilitating a comprehensive and focused look at what additional upgrades would be most effective. The Program also works with the school district to involve administrators at all levels to participate in the decision-making process. Lisa Fincher, EISD Assistant Superintendent of Finance, said this aspect of the program is “important because it helps educate financial decision makers so that they understand the lifelong cost of running the equipment and therefore can justify investing in energy efficiency improvements.”
EISD Energy Manager Dick Roberts, said, “Energy efficiency projects are great financial investments that will help us manage our energy costs in future years.”
Oncor will provide incentive dollars to Ennis ISD based on documented energy savings for equipment upgrades and efficient new facilities. The district will be awarded an incentive check when projects are finished and the new equipment is inspected.
“Oncor is proud to offer a unique program that serves the vital needs of Texas public schools. We are committed to the future of our local communities and our children,” said Paul Hernandez, Oncor Area Manager. “The SCORE Program provides comprehensive tools and incentive dollars to help districts manage their energy use so that more of their budget dollars end up in the classroom for students.”
Oncor is a regulated electric distribution and transmission business that uses superior asset management skills to provide reliable electricity delivery to consumers. Oncor operates the largest distribution and transmission system in Texas, providing power to 3 million electric delivery points over more than 102,000 miles of distribution and 14,000 miles of transmission lines. While Oncor is a subsidiary of EFH, Oncor is a separate entity that reports to a separate board that is comprised of a majority of independent directors.

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