*Savings annually by consolidating electrical service to fewer meters, the District has reduced the volume of service fees charged for each individual meter. Additional savings will be realized with future rate schedule changes.
*Grossmont, El Cajon, Mt Miguel, El Capitan, Granite Hills, Monte Vista, Santana, Valhalla, West Hills and Chaparral High School and Foothills Adult School installed with zero upfront cost to the district, the result of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with a third-party solar provider and zero upfront costs to the District.
*Battery Energy Storage that reduces grid demand, boost power efficiency, and reduce utility costs, the district is continuing the installation of energy storage batteries at nine school sites; the project is coordinated through the Green Charge Networks with zero upfront costs to the District.
*Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) for Pools at nine campuses in the District, working in conjunction with the existing pump systems, adjusting the speed of the motor in response to changing pool conditions, allowing the pump to run at more precise speeds and adjust as needed, and decreasing operating costs. As well as pool blankets, LED lighting and thermal solar at GHHS.
*California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Prop 39) provided funding for Light-Emitting Diode (LED) lighting retrofits at 10 campuses to improve lighting efficiency and lighting quality in classrooms, exterior walkways, and all gymnasiums. Additionally, over 4,000 ballasts – which regulate the current to lighting fixtures – and 8,000 new light bulbs are being installed. As well as replacement of a portion of WHHS HVAC on classrooms.
*Controls for HVAC on portable buildings.
*Other energy savings installs include: IntelliHVAC, EnerG2, Computer Power Monitoring System and continuous upgrades made during modernizations and new builds from our bond measures.