City of Peoria Press Release
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Peoria Awarded $1.3 million ARRA Grant
Dollars Will Help Fund Energy and Conservation Projects
PEORIA, Ariz. (Jan. 19, 2010) – The U.S.
Department of Energy has awarded the city of Peoria more than $1.3 million to
fund energy and conservation projects. Some of the proposed projects include
$865,583 to install energy-efficient lighting in city facilities and $52,287 for
a pilot wind turbine program.
“This grant comes at a wonderful time,” said Deputy City Manager Susan J.
Daluddung. “We can use these dollars to not only help save the environment, but
also help the city save money with ongoing expenses such as energy costs. It
benefits Peoria into the future.”
As part of the grant application process, Peoria had to identify the specific
projects that the funds would support and develop an energy efficiency
conservation strategy. The dollars were granted under the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009. Matching dollars were not required for this grant,
meaning the city does not have to spend any of its own money to undertake these
The city will begin implementing these projects in February, and hope to have
all complete by Dec. 31, 2012.
For more information on the projects, or other Peoria sustainable initiatives,
call Seth Blumen, energy efficiency analyst, at 623-773-5148 or email