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Nevada nonprofits receive energy efficiency grants

By ThisIsReno

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NV Energy provided nearly $210,000 in energy efficiency grants to Nevada nonprofit organizations in 2010. The funds were invested in energy efficiency improvements ranging from lighting retrofits to upgrades in insulation, windows and air conditioning.

In northern Nevada, 24 organizations received $124,742 in grant funding in 2010, primarily for lighting upgrades. The energy efficiency projects are expected to 456,438 kilowatts hours of electricity annually, enough to power about 51 homes in northern Nevada for a year.

Among the nonprofits receiving grants were churches, civic groups and arts organizations.

The grant program helps organizations with limited resources make energy efficiency improvements to reduce their energy usage, along with their monthly power bills.

“As a nonprofit organization, it is critically important that we work to be as cost effective as possible and to use our financial resources wisely,” wrote the director of an agency that received a grant. “We appreciate your efforts in helping us achieve this goal.”

For more information about the nonprofit grant program in northern Nevada, contact Chad Piekarz at (775) 834-4417, or epiekarz@nvenergy.com.