Commissioners question electric usage at Huron County buildings

NORWALK Huron County's electricity bill has commissioners asking, "Where's the savings?'
Cory Frolik
May 24, 2010

NORWALK

Huron County’s electricity bill has commissioners asking, “Where’s the savings?”

Commissioners invested in a project that was meant to improve the energy efficiency of the county’s buildings. By paying for new lights and heating and cooling systems, the county was supposed to save about $130,000 annually in utility costs, said commissioner Ralph Fegley. The designers, Poggemeyer Design Group, provided commissioners with that estimate.

But the numbers so far aren’t exactly encouraging. The electricity use is actually up from last year, leading Fegley to ask what’s going on.