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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program - EECBG

The block grant program was created by the federal Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to help local communities make investments in energy efficiency and conservation. Under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, $2.7 billion dollars will be granted to states, territories, local governments and Indian tribes through the EECBG program by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

The State of Missouri received a total of $43,779,300 in EECBG funding. Twenty-seven cities and counties received a portion of $31.2 million directly from Department of Energy based on the following criteria:

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has prioritized the remaining $12.5 million in EECBG funding. The majority of the $12.5 million was awarded to smaller cities and counties. However, some cities and counties that received direct funding from the Department of Energy also received funding administered by the department. The desired goals of selected programs and projects are the following:


Spotlight Project of the Month:  City of Wentzville - Water and Wastewater Treatment Efficiency

Project Name: Water Reclamation Center Audit

Project Summary Description: The City of Wentzville, Missouri, has experienced rapid growth in recent years. The U.S. Census shows that the city’s population more than doubled in the past 10 years, from 13,931 people in 2000 to 29,070 in 2010. With the increased population came an increase in capital costs for the city. As a result, the city began researching potential ways to lower energy costs. Under the Energize Missouri Communities program, the city conducted an energy audit of its Water Reclamation Center located at 2355 Mette Road in Flint Hill, Missouri. The project enabled the city to identify areas of potential energy savings. If implemented, the recommended measures will save the city approximately 1,100,000 kWh per year, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 759 tons. The lower energy usage will also save the city about $88,000 per year, helping meet the goal of lower overall costs.

Past Spotlight Projects:

City of Mexico - Public Buildings Energy Efficiency Retrofits

Project Name: Mexico Energy Efficiency Retrofits

Project Summary Description: The City of Mexico’s Energize Missouri Communities project included lighting retrofits at three city buildings. The project was completed under budget, and the city was able to expand their scope of work and include additional retrofits at the City Animal Shelter. The City of Mexico states,“The goals established for the project included the replacement of the lighting fixtures in City Hall, Public Safety, and Fire Station. The original goals were met with the addition of the replacement of 52 lighting fixtures at the Mexico Animal Shelter.” The City went on to say that the “project provided a better quality of lighting in all offices and work areas.” In addition to improving occupant comfort, the city saved the amount of energy equivalent to removing 4.4 cars off of the road for one year.

To view a picture of Mexico's City Hall, click here.

City of Hazelwood - Public Buildings Energy Efficiency Retrofits

Project Name: Greening the City of Hazelwood

Project Summary Description:  The City of Hazelwood selected Control Technology Solutions (CTS) to assist with the implementation of its Energize Missouri Communities project through a performance-based contract. The performance-based contract offered the potential of saving the city nearly $100,000 in energy and operational costs annually. Additionally, to help cover some of the project costs, Hazelwood also utilized $54,500 in utility rebates provided through programs with Ameren Missouri and Laclede Gas.

Some of the improvements made to the buildings include HVAC upgrades, installation of temperature control building automation systems, optimization of the lighting systems, and electrical and plumbing modifications.

CTS claims this project essentially funds itself, while providing a positive cash flow back to the city for use on other programs. Long-term performance and savings are guaranteed as the contractor (CTS) assumes the risk. If the energy savings do not materialize, then Hazelwood does not take the hit financially.

To view a picture of the Hazelwood Community Center click here, and to see a picture of City Hall click here.

City of Jackson Water and Wastewater Treatment Efficiency

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant ProgramProject Name: Wastewater Plant Energy Upgrade

Project Summary Description:  The City of Jackson’s project was designed to increase efficiency in the operations of its wastewater treatment plant. The city replaced old blowers and pipes with new Turblex blowers, piping and VFDs. According to City Engineer Kent Peetz, the city is “really happy with the blowers; they allow us greater control over the amount of oxygen in the water and the amount of water flow.” The new pipes are also helping save energy; Mr. Peetz says. “We were losing a lot of air before from cracked rubber gaskets on the old pipes. As part of our ARRA project we laid new galvanized steel pipes; now we don’t lose air and heat anymore.”  To view pictures of the project, click here and here.


 

Energize Missouri Communities Request for Project Proposals
The department received almost 90 applications requesting well in excess of available funds. The Department awarded 71 projects throughout Missouri with $11.3 million in grants for energy efficiency and conservation upgrades. Grants were provided in four different program areas.

Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits - The department awarded funding to improve the energy efficiency of public buildings through conducting retrofits. 

Green Streets - The department awarded funding to conduct energy audits and retrofits of commercial space within downtown business districts as well as funding the installation of street lighting and traffic signals.

Water and Wastewater Treatment Efficiency - The department awarded funding to water and wastewater treatment plants to conduct energy audits and implement energy efficiency projects.

Special Community Initiatives - The department awarded funding for other energy projects including renewable energy, landfill-gas to energy, and measurement and verification projects.

Early estimates showed 105 jobs will be created as a result of this funding, as well as 47,750,000 kilowatt-hour saved per year and 11,656 tons of CO2 reduced, or the equivalent of 2,022 cars removed from the roads. 

 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

City or County Amount Program Area Project Funded Total Project Cost
Albany, city of $36,750 Water and Wastewater Treatment Efficiency Conducting energy audits at the water treatment plant and replacing a lift station. $49,600
$17,100 Green Streets Identifying opportunities for energy savings and retrofitting three buildings run by local non-profit organizations. $23,375
Ballwin, city of $121,650 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Replacing lighting and HVAC systems at city of Ballwin's City Hall and city of Manchester's City Hall. $121,650
Boone County $219,177 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Retrofitting lights and HVAC equipment at the Boone County Government Campus. $1,389,109
$128,052 Water and Wastewater Treatment Efficiency Retrofitting five wastewater treatment facilities within the Boone County Regional Sewer District. $179,236
Buchanan County $75,512 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Upgrading lighting systems at public buildings; including the county courthouse and law enforcement center. $446,145
Butler County $22,745 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Installing occupancy sensors and replacing lights at Poplar Bluff R-I School District Junior High School. $67,458
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Camden County $134,608 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Updating lights at city buildings, installing HVAC controls and replacing the HVAC system at the county campus. $834,015
Cape Girardeau County $333,724 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Replacing 7,500 light fixtures with high efficiency lighting at public buildings within three partnering counties. $822,862
Christian County $80,794.96 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Updating lighting systems at 11 educational facilities within the Nixa School District. $285,794.96
Clayton, city of $232,046 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Replacing HVAC equipment and interior and exterior lighting. Proposed work is in conjunction with overall building renovation and achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification. $1,210,054
$661,500 Special Community Initiatives Installing a solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the city’s Police Department. $882,000
Columbia, city of $1,000,000 Special Community Initiatives Establishing a heat recovery system at the landfill gas recovery power plant, and replacing an existing 240kW power plant with combined heat and power (CHP) at the wastewater treatment plant. $3,976,261
Cottleville, city of $191,158 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Implementing lighting and HVAC retrofits for St. Charles Community College. $561,307
$232,267 Water and Wastewater Treatment Efficiency Eliminating infiltration to the wastewater treatment plant for the Duckett Sanitary District Manhole Cover Replacement Project. $309,822
Creve Coeur, city of $246,873 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Implementing lighting retrofits at 45 municipal buildings for 15 partnering cities in St. Louis County. $671,490
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Florissant, city of $154,565 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Retrofitting a boiler and installing temperature controls at nine municipal buildings including the Eagan Center, the JFK Recreation Center, City Hall, and others. $476,300
Fulton, city of $101,250 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Installing a temperature control system which monitors electric and natural gas consumption to interface with Smart Grid technology. $135,000
$436,911 Special Community Initiatives Installing a 280 kW generator for a landfill gas (methane) to energy project. $582,548
Gladstone, city of $75,000 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Implementing lighting and HVAC retrofits in five public facilities. $100,000
$109,458 Water and Wastewater Treatment Efficiency Installing variable frequency drives at the water treatment plant and upgrading the supervisory control and data acquisition system.  $145,943
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Harrisonville, city of $225,000 Special Community Initiatives Installing new energy efficient blowers and solar lighting at the wastewater treatment facility. $5,482,391
Hazelwood, city of $97,889 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Updating lighting systems at all city buildings and installing new LED street lights and HVAC controls at municipal buildings. $775,798
Holden, city of $157,918 Water and Wastewater Treatment Efficiency Replacing surface aerators with a submerged air diffusion system at the wastewater treatment plant. $210,558
Houston, city of $34,000 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Replacing heaters with efficient heat pumps at municipal buildings and upgrading light fixtures to metal halide at Houston Carter Field. $54,193
Howard County $186,460 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Replacing boilers and cooling towers for the cities of Glasgow and Fayette, and Moniteau County. $309,358
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Independence, city of $1,000,000 Water and Wastewater Treatment Efficiency Changing wastewater treatment process from mechanical aeration to diffused aeration. $1,449,539
Jackson, city of $466,275 Water and Wastewater Treatment Efficiency Installing variable frequency drive motor controls, and replacing digestion blowers at the wastewater treatment facility. $621,700
Lebanon, city of $40,013 Water and Wastewater Treatment Efficiency Replacing three pumps and motors at the wastewater treatment plant. $76,395
$321,002 Green Streets Conducting energy audits and installing retrofits for 19 businesses in the downtown district. $396,532
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Manchester, city of $39,490 Special Community Initiatives Installing photovoltaic (PV) panels at the cCity of Manchester's Public Works and city of Ballwin' s City Hall. $56,262
Maryville, city of $177,600 Water and Wastewater Treatment Efficiency Replacing three booster pumps with centrifugal pumps and variable frequency drives at the water treatment facility. $333,000
Mexico, city of $30,000 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Retrofitting City Hall with efficiency measures. $91,047
$458,770 Green Streets Conducting energy audits and installing retrofits for 29 businesses in the central business district. $611,693
Moberly, city of $30,000 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Installing occupancy sensors at municipal facilities and replacing a boiler at the Municipal Auditorium. $66,336
Monroe, city of $8,962 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Upgrading the HVAC system at Monroe City Police Station. $11,950
$254,078 Water and Wastewater Treatment Efficiency Replacing pumps, blowers and aeration equipment at the wastewater treatment facility. $338,770
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Neosho, city of $58,640 Water and Wastewater Treatment Efficiency Replacing three pump motors and lights at the wastewater treatment plant. $78,169
Newton County $16,659 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Retrofitting lights at public safety buildings. $35,025
Nevada, city of $11,739 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Implementing lighting and HVAC retrofits at seven municipal buildings. $33,707
Nodaway County $22,473 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Updating cooling units at Jefferson C-123 School District elementary school. $147,000
O’Fallon, city of $352,843 Water and Wastewater Treatment Efficiency Replacing blower and diffuser equipment at the wastewater treatment plant. $478,431
$9,053 Green Streets Replacing old street lights with induction street lights. $12,070
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Pacific, city of $93,750 Water and Wastewater Treatment Efficiency Replacing blower equipment at the wastewater treatment facility. $125,000
Palmyra, city of $22,597 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Updating building operating systems. $30,129
Parma, city of $9,608 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Retrofitting HVAC system at the community center. $12,811
Perry County $30,000 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits The County Sheriff's office will be retrofitted with new energy efficient lighting and an on-demand water heater system. $47,610
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Raymore, city of $111,150 Green Streets Replacing old street lights with LED street lights. $148,200
Rolla, city of $337,068 Water and Wastewater Treatment Efficiency Replacing blower equipment at the Rolla Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant. $456,863
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Slater, city of $23,294 Water and Wastewater Treatment Efficiency Installing variable frequency drives and motors at the sewage treatment plant. $33,760
St. Francois, County $196,415 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Upgrading lighting and HVAC systems for county buildings. $271,400
St. Louis County $964,525 Special Community Initiatives Implementing a measurement and verification plan for St. Louis schools at Bayless Elementary and High schools; Brentwood Middle and High schools; Hazelwood West High and North West Middle schools; Parkway South and North High schools. $1,964,525
St. Peters, city of $91,565 Water and Wastewater Treatment Efficiency Replacing seven pump motors and installing a water reservoir pump at the water treatment plant. $163,831
Ste. Genevieve County $286,437 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Replacing 7,500 existing lights with energy efficient lighting and installing occupancy detectors at public buildings. $695,121
Sugar Creek, city of $16,462 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Implementing building equipment upgrades for several city buildings. $172,048
Sullivan, city of $15,129 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Retrofitting lights at public safety buildings. $44,682
$72,611 Water and Wastewater Treatment Efficiency Installing higher efficiency lift station pumps at the Sullivan Wastewater Treatment Plant. $97,432
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Taney County $174,999 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Replacing lights at 23 buildings; including three school districts and fire stations. $732,617
Texas County $5,441 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Replacing lights and installing building energy efficiency improvements. $8,432
Trenton, city of $46,500 Water and Wastewater Treatment Efficiency Installing of a new boiler at the Trenton Municipal Utilities Water Treatment Plant. $62,000
Wentzville, city of $15,000 Water and Wastewater Treatment Efficiency Conducting an energy audit at the water reclamation center. $20,000
Wright County $22,000 Public Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Installing a temperature control system that interfaces with Smart Grid technology $75,000

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Division of Energy
1101 Riverside Drive, P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176
877-610-0834 toll-free
energy@dnr.mo.gov email

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