Perham-Dent School District Receives Big Check From Otter Tail Power

Perham-Dent School District Receives Big Check From Otter Tail Power Click to Enlarge

The Perham-Dent School District received a check for around four-hundred ninety thousand dollars from Otter Tail Power Company. Chris Waltz, Senior Commercial Industrial Representative for the Fergus Falls area from Otter Tail Power, said the rebate check is the largest the company has ever issued for a single project. The district and power company worked together to find efficient solutions for lighting, heating, and other electrical use in the new high school. These solutions included energy recovery systems, LED lighting, and a geothermal heating/cooling system which will lead to operating cost savings of about one hundred thousand dollars per year.

Waltz explained that the district participated in Otter Tail Power's free Integrated Building Design Plus program, which provides free engineering and modeling services to make buildings as efficient as possible. The new high school is forty-five percent more efficient than standard buildings with current energy codes.

(From reporter Liz Huwe)

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