NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Sen. Ed Jackson (R-Jackson) announced today that a $22,339 Clean Tennessee Energy Grant has been awarded to Lake County. Jackson was informed of the grant by Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau.
The grant will be used to install a solar energy system at the Lake County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Station. This upgrade is expected to offset 60 percent of the station’s electrical usage by producing 31,959 kWh annually.
“Lake County’s effort to reduce emissions and conserve energy is a great example of how local governments should do business,” said Jackson. “By investing in smart, clean energy solutions, Lake County is doing more than lowering the bills and saving taxpayer dollars, it’s leading by example and protecting the community from breathing harmful emissions.”
The CTEG program provides financial assistance to municipal governments, county governments, utility districts and other entities created by statute such as an airport authority. To receive this grant, Lake County demonstrated plans to reduce air emissions, improve energy efficiency and create cost savings.
“Congratulations to the local officials who have secured this grant,” added Jackson. “I applaud their mindfulness and efforts to preserve the wonderful resources Tennessee has to offer.”