Judson ISD

JISD Example of Energy Management Success

According to CPS Energy, Judson ISD is its best example of how organizations can reduce energy use and turn it around to better itself.  As a result, the company came to Administrative Offices to pick the brain of Energy Management Director Lee Raspberry on how his department did it. The district is in its second year participating in what is called the Demand Response program...a program that encourages voluntary energy reduction during the peak energy usage time in the summer. Judson ISD is being used as a case study for companies and school districts to follow so they can see major conservation savings. 

Lee Raspberry with JISD Executive Director of Operations and JISD Board Member Gilbert Flores accepting check from CPS Energy Officials in 2013

When the school district first participated in the program in the summer of 2013, four schools were involved, this year seven more were added making a total of 11 campuses.  When the first year was completed, the district collected an incentive check from CPS Energy for $45,540 which the district turned around and invested into more energy efficient energy upgrades. This year the incentive rebate check will likely more than double with the district's goal to reduce power load set at 2,340 kilowatts...that's enough electricity to power 65 homes for a day. 

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