Warren County Fiscal Court receives TVA incentive for energy efficiency upgrades completed by ESG

Bowling Green, Ky. – Warren County Fiscal Court was presented a check by representatives from Bowling Green Municipal Utilities and Energy Systems Group (ESG) for becoming more energy efficient. The court qualified for a payment of $17,220 from the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) EnergyRight for Business incentive program after converting from gas to electric as part of comprehensive energy conservation measures completed by ESG, a leading energy services provider.

In 2018, Warren County Fiscal Court awarded a $5.7 million guaranteed energy savings performance contract to ESG to design and implement a comprehensive scope of energy efficiency and infrastructure improvements in 42 county buildings. These measures included significant upgrades to mechanical, controls, and lighting systems while reducing energy usage and operating costs. ESG estimates the project will result in approximately $6.4 million of energy, water, sewer, and operational cost savings over the 18-year contract term.

The project scope included heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) upgrades at the Courthouse, Justice Center, Regional Jail, Capitol Arts Center, and the Planning and Zoning offices. Upgrades at the Courthouse also include a new variable refrigerant flow HVAC system and electrical system improvements. ESG also completed major mechanical, system controls, and life-safety upgrades at the County Regional Jail in addition to significant equipment replacements at the Justice Center and light-emitting diode (LED) lighting retrofits in all county buildings along with LED sports lighting and controls at the primary fields at Basil Griffin Park. Water savings measures and modifications to the utility rate structure will add additional savings to the project in addition to rebates and utility incentives.