FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – On June 27th, Schneider Electric employees presented a $38,964 rebate to Fort Bend County. The County received the rebate as a result of its innovative multi-phase energy efficiency program with Schneider Electric. The County plans to reinvest the money from the rebate back into its long-term growth and sustainability plan.
Fort Bend County entered into a third phase public-private partnership with Schneider Electric in June of 2016, to leverage the County’s energy budget to fund much-needed energy and infrastructure upgrades designed to save money and improve the facilities for its community members. Notable improvements include modernizing the jail facilities to significantly simplify operations and replace failing systems. Thanks to the energy efficiency program, these improvements were accomplished with no new taxes or increased fees to residents.
This energy efficiency project will generate approximately $8,224,838 million in energy savings over the life of the project. Additionally, the project is expected to reduce Fort Bend County’s utility budget, saving more than $233,581 in annual energy costs.
“The energy efficiency and capital reinvestment program has already fostered a positive impact to the county facility environment through state of the art technology improvements,” said Debra Jones, Sr. Energy Solutions Specialist, Schneider Electric.
Pictured Left to Right: Chase Raska, Schneider Electric Customer Project Manager; Jamie Knight, FBC Facilities Director; Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert; Debra Jones, Schneider Electric Sr. Energy Solutions Specialist; Justin Zwahr, FBC Facilities Maintenance Manager; Gilbert Jalomo, FBC Purchasing Agent
Fort Bend County is located in the Texas Southeast, immediately South and West of Harris County and the city of Houston. It is the home of over 750,000 people and is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. For more information about Fort Bend County, visit the county homepage at http://www.fortbendcountytx.gov.