This summer the Henderson Housing Authority (HHA) EnVision Center entered a partnership with Henderson Municipal Power & Light (HMPL) to reduce electric power consumption by the residents at their property plus all office buildings. HMPL and HHA are working to convert all existing incandescent and compact fluorescent light to LED, which is estimated to save approximately 688,628-kilowatt-hours in electricity usage per year, or $48,410.53 per year at current rates. HMPL is also estimated to save $28,846.62 in annual power costs.
“The HUD Kentucky Office commends the initiative shown by Executive Director Bobbie Jarrett of the HHA EnVision Center in utilizing all available local partnerships to improve the quality of life of the residents in Henderson,” said HUD Kentucky Office Director Peter Jackson. “These energy costs savings are remarkable and I’m proud of this partnership.”
“HMPL has reimbursed the HHA for LED bulbs and fixtures, at a cost of $115,994.52, and the HHA is providing labor to perform the lighting changeout,” said Brad Bickett, Reliability Compliance Manager for HMPL.
“Recent studies show that converting to LED lighting is one of the most cost-effective electric conservation measures. Good quality light-emitting diode (LED) lighting is highly efficient, using much less energy and lasting much longer than incandescent and compact fluorescent lighting. LED technology also offers improved quality of lighting, while the prices continue to decrease due to improved manufacturing. Furthermore, LED lighting produces less heat, reducing the air conditioning load,” added Bickett.
HHA was designated a HUD EnVision center in October 2019. Learn more about the HHA EnVision Center.