WAYNESBORO, PA. -- A Harrisburg, Pa., contractor on Tuesday presented the Waynesboro Area School District with a proposed performance contract it claims could save the district nearly $1 million in energy spending.
Pennsylvania electricity rate caps are set to expire at the end of this year, causing a wide range of estimates by which rates will increase. The district requested proposals for performance contracts from Energy Savings Companies, or ESCOs, to prepare for anticipated rate hikes.
On Tuesday, the McClure Co. of Harrisburg presented its proposal to the board, which included $4.5 million in districtwide energy-conservation measures and HVAC upgrades, and nearly $1 million in net savings.
By law, all costs associated with a performance contract project must be self-funded, said Shayne Homan of the McClure Co.
Because the energy-cost savings, which are contractually guaranteed by an ESCO, must exceed project costs, the district would fund the project by redirecting money typically spent on HVAC material, equipment and service, he said.