Economic Impact and Program Justification
Realized savings from reduction in energy consumption will justify the hiring of the Energy Manager and/or sustain existing employment(s) of others within the County, as well as costs for developing and maintaining the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program.
Wagoner County plans to use EECBG funds to implement energy conservation measures. Funds wiU be used to sustain the employment of County personnel who are delegated the responsibility to develop, track and implement the program.
To further the overall stimulus objective, we intend is to use EECBG funds to hire and or sustain existing employment(s) within the County. The Energy Manager shall identify, recommend and plan capital improvements that reduce energy and related costs. The energy audit may also specifically identify the energy improvements and operational changes recommended for all County-owned buildings.
Energy reductions and cost savings associated with this program will justify the energy management costs over the lifetime of the installed equipment.
Appointing an Energy Manager to oversee regular operations and maintenance costs and to track, measure and verify savings through data management will provide a solid managerial platform for future energy efficiency building initiatives as the County continues to grow. We plan on using future County-wide energy cost savings to support and sustain this critical leadership position.
Sustained benefits will also result from the data management that provides for energy tracking to quickly identify changes in energy use patterns that could mean precursors to mechanical failure or miscalibration.
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