Village of Port Byron Gets $20k Grant

State Senator Michael Nozzolio announced today that the Village ofPort Byron is the recipient of a $20,000 grant to help facilitate severalenergy-efficiency projects at the Municipal Building, the Department ofPublic Works, the Fire House and the Wastewater Treatment Plant.“All of the buildings and plants will undergo retrofitted lightingimprovements that will save the Village 25 percent a year in electricbills,” Senator Nozzolio said. “In addition, the Fire House will get a newhot water boiler, the municipal building and the waste water treatmentplant will have programmable thermostats installed and the Department ofPublic Works will get a new unit heater.”The combined savings in energy expenses from these improvements exceed$3,000 a year — savings which are cumulative over the life of theequipment. The installed costs are estimated to be $20,800, which islargely offset by the $20,000 grant.The grant was provided from Petroleum Overcharge Restitution (POCR) funds,established from proceeds of court settlements relating to major oilcompany violations of federal price controls in the 1970’s and 1980’s.NYPA administers the funds in New York State.

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