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Grant funds LED Lighting for ULM, Grambling, City of Monroe

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Receiving the $750,000 check from the Louisiana Public Service Commission are, from left, Grambling State University President Rick Gallot, Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo, Commissioner Foster Campbell and University of Louisiana Monroe President Nick J. Bruno.

The City of Monroe, the University of Louisiana Monroe, and Grambling State University have been awarded a grants which will further the university’s dedication to being a good steward of the environment.

ULM received a $179,830 grant on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, from Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell.

The grant will fund installation of high-efficiency LED lights in some ULM buildings.

“These improvements will lower electric bills by thousands of dollars,” Campbell said.

“We are grateful to Commissioner Campbell and the Energy Efficiency Program for allowing us to be involved in something which will help the university and help the environment,” said ULM President Nick J. Bruno. “We are always looking for creative ways to make the university operations more efficient.”

The LPSC Energy Efficiency Program for public entities and political subdivisions is an offshoot of the commission’s “Quick Start” Energy Efficiency program, which has helped residential and commercial utility customers lower their electricity consumption across Louisiana. Participating utilities are SWEPCO, Entergy and CLECO.

“Energy efficiency is a cost-effective way to reduce energy costs, improve building comfort and preserve our environment,” Campbell said.

Grants were also given to the city of Monroe, $111,282 and Grambling State University, $462,508.

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