The Red River Parish School Board will receive over $165,000 in grants from the Louisiana Public Service Commission. It is part of Commissioner Foster Campbell’s award of nearly $2.5 million in grants to local governments and parish school systems in Northwest Louisiana to promote energy efficiency.
Energy upgrades funded by the grants include high-efficiency LED lights in buildings operated by local public agencies. “These improvements will lower electric bills by thousands of dollars for these public institutions,” Campbell said.
The LPSC Energy Efficiency program for public entities and political subdivisions is an offshoot of the commission’s “Quick Start” Energy Efficiency program, which since 2013 has helped residential and commercial utility customers lower their electricity consumption across Louisiana. Participating utilities are SWEPCO, Entergy and CLECO.
“Energy Efficiency is a cost-effective way to reduce energy costs, improve building comfort and preserve our environment,” Campbell said. “Every dollar that our local governments and public bodies save on their electric bills is a dollar that can help them improve service to the public in other ways.”
The recipients of Campbell’s 2021 efficiency grants for Northwest Louisiana public institutions are:
- Bienville Parish School Board: $296,330.00
- De Soto Parish Police Jury: $220,893.00
- Red River Parish School Board: $165,947.00
- Webster Parish School Board: $385,000.00
- City of Shreveport: $250,000.00
- Caddo Parish Fire District 8: $50,000.00
- Winn Parish School Board: $57,571.00
- Town of Greenwood: $17,837.00
- De Soto Parish School Board: $913,632.00
- Bossier Parish Community College: $500,000.00
The next round of LPSC District 5 grants will be awarded in 2022. The deadline for applying is January 31, 2022. For more information, contact Gary Hobbs in Campbell’s LPSC District 5 office in Shreveport, 318-676-7464 or firstname.lastname@example.org.