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County shoots for
energy efficiency
By Alton Mitchell
Correspondent
Prior to the start of the
normal Monday afternoon,
County Commission meet-
ing a special public hearing
was held on a proposed
contract that could equal
big savings for Chambers
County and its tax pay

ers all while making the
County just a bit more
green-friendly.
County Attorney McCoy
outlined what the contract
could hold and the potential
savings the County could
see as a result. Attorney
McCoy announced that the
contract with Schneider
Electric would make county
owned facilities across the
entire county more energy
efficient. The new updates
will include updated light

ing systems to LED.
During the public hear

ing it was announced that
Chambers County would
have to invest a total of
$1.7 million into the project
but is anticipating savings
of $2.6 million over a term
of 20-years. Attorney Mc

Coy announced that breaks
down to around $130,000
Chambers County govern

ment saves annually.
In addition to the ex

pected savings Schneider
Electric is giving Chambers
County a guarantee of
the savings. A representa

tive from Schneider, Kyle
Key was on hand and that
meeting and announced the
company is excited to work
with Chambers County and
has had an existing relation

ship with the local school
system.
The public meeting
adjourned shortly before the
regularly scheduled com

mission meeting. However,
before the County Com

mission meeting adjourned
commissioners voted
unanimously to enter into
the contract with Schneider
Electric. There was not
information given as to how
soon the project could start
or anticipated completion
date.