Each school district's board of trustees had to establish a long-range plan to reduce the district's annual electricity consumption by 5 percent. The mandate took effect with the 2008 state fiscal year and applied to electricity usage in subsequent fiscal years.
The plan must include strategies for achieving energy efficiency that result in net savings for the district, or that can be achieved without financial cost to the district, along with initial, short-term capital costs and lifetime costs and savings that may result from implementation of the strategies.
In determining whether a strategy may result in financial costs to a district, trustees had to consider the total net costs and savings that may occur over the seven-year period following implementation of the strategy.
Plans are not required to be submitted. A board of trustees may submit the district's long-range campus energy master plan to SECO for the purposes of determining whether funds available through loan programs administered by the office are available to the district.
For more information, contact Program Manager Stephen Ross.
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