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For Immediate Release: May 17, 1996
Media Contact: Claudia Chandler -- 916 - 654 - 4989

Oroville Elementary School District
Receives Award for Energy Management

The Oroville Elementary School District will receive a prestigious "Bright Schools Partnership Program Energy Management Award" from the California Energy Commission at the District's School Board Meeting on Wednesday, May 22.

"Oroville Elementary School District is being recognized for its commitment to reduce its energy use and save our taxpayers money, " said California Energy Commissioner Jananne Sharpless. "Last year the district accomplished energy improvements that will save the District more than $6,750 annually on its utility bills."

Through participation in the Institutional Conservation Program, a federally funded program administered in California by the Energy Commission, the District received a matching grant to install energy efficient lighting, an energy management control system, and motor efficiency measures at Bird Street Elementary School. The $16,839 grant paid for nearly half of the project.

The District finished the energy installations within a year of receiving the funding notice, one of the shortest implementation periods ever completed in the grant program.

On behalf of the Energy Commission, Stephen Rhoads, Executive Director, and Bill Knox, Project Manager, will present a framed resolution to the District at its Board Meeting. The award commends the District for its "firm commitment to energy conservation" and singles out Jim Galloway, Maintenance and Operations Supervisor, and Susan Jeffers, Business Manager, Oroville Elementary School District, for their "dedication and contributions to the State of California's environmental quality, economic growth and energy security."

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