On March 21, 2017 The Centralia Coal Transition Grants Weatherization Board is pleased to announce it has approved a grant to Lewis County Public Utility District to supplement the energy efficiency programs available to their customers.
The grant amount of $842,250.00 will leverage existing resources to provide qualified customers with technology to improve their home efficiency with ductless heat pumps, support K-12 school energy efficiency improvements as well as supplement existing or pending programs to upgrade windows, insulation, lighting, lighting controls and other custom projects offered to District customers.
The Weatherization Board was formed as a result of the 2011 Agreement between TransAlta and the state of Washington to transition the Centralia plant away from coal-fired operations with one unit shutting down in December, 2020 and the second unit in December, 2025. The Mission of the Weatherization Board is to provide funding of projects to improve energy efficiency and weatherization within Lewis County and South Thurston County.
Lewis County PUD is proud to accept this grant award from the TransAlta Weatherization Board. We will be using these funds to supplement the energy efficiency programs for residential customers and school districts in our service territory. If you are a school district representative interested in availability of funds, please contact us to set up a facility walk-thru. Residential customers, please follow the links below for detailed program information.
We look forward to working with our community in this joint effort to make local schools, and homes more comfortable & efficient.