City to get $26,000 energy rebate
The Fairfield City Council unanimously approved an agreement Monday to enter into a rebate agreement with Interstate Power & Light/Alliant Energy.
“Alliant is issuing a rebate of more than $26,000. We will receive the rebate after we make the energy efficient upgrades for the Waste Water Treatment Plant,” said city administrator Mike Harmon, explaining that the rebate would likely be realized around two years after the completed installation of all plant upgrades.
“They base the rebate on the amount of electrical savings in an entire year,” he said. “It’s based on kilowatt hour reductions and [the] reduction of kilowatts in electrical demand.”
Planned upgrades include the installation of energy efficient equipment in the plant’s primary clarifier, which is one of the first steps of wastewater sewage treatment; LED lighting throughout the plant; energy efficient HVAC equipment and variable frequency drives on several pumping mechanisms at the facility.
“We executed the documents earlier this week,” Harmon said of the agreement.