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With the help of Idaho Power, the Marshall Public Library has made the switch to energy-efficient lighting.
Recently, the lights inside the library were replaced with light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The new fixtures will save an estimated 182,357 kilowatt-hours of electricity and a projected $10,360 per year. For comparison, the average Idaho Power residential customer uses about 11,400 kilowatt-hours per year.
“The lights not only save money on electricity, they are also far longer-lasting, meaning we won’t be spending as much money changing bulbs,” said Eric Suess, Marshall Public Library Director. “Thank you to Idaho Power for helping us complete this project.”
The total cost of the effort was $49,601, with $29,839 covered through Idaho Power’s energy efficiency incentive program. The remaining $19,762 was paid by the library.
“With the savings, we should be able to have the project paid off in two years and will continue saving money for years to come,” said Suess.
The project is the third by the City of Pocatello in the last two years to take advantage of Idaho Power’s incentive program. Earlier this year, the exterior lights at City Hall were replaced and, in 2016, the Community Recreation Center lights were switched to LEDs.
For more information on the programs and services available at the Marshall Public Library, visit marshallpl.org.