When the Anderson County Board of Education signed on with an energy savings program last fall, board members were promised the district would save thousands. Less than a year into its four-year contract, it already has.
Based on data gathered from the last week of February through May, the district has saved $59,272.
Just exactly what does that mean?
Last year during the same time frame, the district spent just under $250,000 on energy and water bills alone. This year, that number dropped to just over $190,000 — a savings of nearly 24 percent.