Representatives from Entergy and CLEAResult, an Austin, Texas-based company that helped PTC identify energy efficient upgrades, presented a check to college officials Wednesday, Jan. 22, on the PTC Main Campus.
"Encouraging our customers to use electric energy efficiently is good for business and good for the environment," said Richard Smith, Entergy Arkansas' manager of Utility Business Development & Support. "It makes electricity bills more affordable and is a key component in our long-term strategy for meeting customer demand for electricity."
The upgrades also are helping the college meet energy reduction goals established by Act 1494.
The upgrades at Pulaski Tech's Little Rock-West site would have cost $70,000, but the PTC physical plant staff did the work themselves at a cost of $23,000. They saved another $3,000 by recycling the medal in the old bulbs.
The upgrades included:
Similar improvements will be made this spring and summer to the Saline County
Career Center, and the college hopes to receive a similar rebate once the work
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