Parkersburg & Wood Co. Getting Funding For Energy Efficiency Improvements

By: Phillip Hickman and Todd Baucher Email
By: Phillip Hickman and Todd Baucher Email

Parkersburg and Wood County are receiving money from the President's stimulus package for local energy efficiency improvements.

Parkersburg will be getting nearly $149,000, which city officials say will be used for renovations to the City Building and some of its downtown lighting.

"Our utility bills are high; we pay for hundreds of street lights, as well as our traffic lights," says Development Director Ann Conageski. "We can improve their visibility as well as their consumption of energy."

Wood County, meantime, is in line for almost $224,000.

The money is part of President Obama's plan to invest $3.2 billion in energy efficiency and conservation projects across the country.

Of that money, just over $14 million is coming to West Virginia.

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  • by Taxpayer Location: Wood County on Mar 26, 2009 at 02:20 PM
    Why not turn off street lights in the middle of each block. Have you ever driven by the city building late at night and in the early morning hours and seen all of the lights that are on. ALOT of them.The Police and Fire Department should be the only lights on.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 26, 2009 at 11:37 AM
    hope they use local companies/manufactorers for these improvements
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