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County savings with ESG exceed expectations
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Back in 2019, the county entered into a $5.8 million contract with Energy Savings Group (ESG) and the results of the first year have been released. 

ESG was contracted to provide improvements to county buildings — the jail, administrative offices, courthouse, health department, and animal control. The installation of energy savings upgrades began in October 2019 and work was completed in March 2021. 

“In a recent follow-up meeting with the ESG Project Managers, we were presented with information on each building and all utility projections and savings. As was with the school system, we have exceeded expectations and our savings will cover the bond payment for the program,” said County Executive Jimmy Haley in this month’s County Executive report.

In the annual report summary it states the year one guarantee was $154,785 and ESG calculated the verified energy and operational cost savings for year one were $164,603. The verified savings ended up being $9,818 more than the guaranteed savings.

The energy cost measures allowed Warren County government to improve comfort and enhance the environment while reducing energy consumption and decreasing money spent of utility bills.