In 2014 SCPW was created to compete for the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize. After two years of fiercely fighting to reduce our energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through the 4 switches; LED Switch, Control Switch, Comfort Switch and Power Switch, the competition ended. The Georgetown Prize changed and not one of the 50 communities across the nation competed received $5 million cash.
We are still here working for our community!
We inspire efficient energy use through practical and innovative programs to improve economic vitality and the environment.
What We've Achieved Through 2017
- Installed 89,874 LED bulbs for an energy savings of about 3,600,000 kWhr
- 150 installed smart thermostats, for a savings of 154,387 kWhr & 38,709 dtherms
- 80 homes got a HES, potential upgrades equal to 15,200 dtherms
- 109 homes installed solar, equal to 1,075,200 kWh
- Installed LED bulbs into 145 low income homes in our community at no cost to the owner
- Partnered with all three fire departments in our community to instal LED bulbs into senior's homes at no cost to the owner