Armstrong contract locks in more energy savings
Switching providers is expected to save Armstrong County about $25,000 per year in costs of supplying electricity to 42 of its buildings.
Armstrong County Commissioners on Thursday signed an agreement with Baltimore's Constellation NewEnergy to pay a fixed rate of 6.84 cents per kilowatt hour for electricty to the buildings. The county had been paying 8 cents per kilowatt to West Penn Power.
“The cost of electricity has just been so unpredictable,” county financial adviser Carly Cowan said. “Locking in a rate is a good way to help control our costs,”
In February, the county signed an agreement with First Energy Solutions of Akron, Ohio, to provide electricity at 6.45 cents per kilowatt hour to six of its largest users: The Armstrong County Health Center, jail, the Belmont Complex, the Armsdale Building and the Courthouse Annex. That agreement is expected to save the county about $108,000 in energy costs during the three-year contract.
The contracts with Constellation NewEnergy and First Energy Solutions expire in February 2017.
“We're hoping to lock in a fixed rate with one company for all 48 county-owned locations at that time,” Cowan said.
Brad Pedersen is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-543-1303, ext. 1337, or email@example.com.
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