As of February 1, 2019, all of the electricity used by the Katonah Lewisboro School District will be from renewable sources – wind, to be exact, generated by turbines in Texas.
“Through participation in an energy purchasing cooperative, we identified a cost-efficient way to purchase 100% certified green electricity,” said Mike Jumper, Katonah-Lewisboro’s assistant superintendent for business. “This change will reduce the district’s overall greenhouse gas inventory by 13%.”
While the cost for purchasing certified green power is slightly more than electricity produced by conventional means—adding less than 14 hundredths of one cent per kilowatt hour—administrators and members of the Board were unified behind the decision to use renewable resources. The district will pay slightly less than 6 cents per kilowatt hour for the supply of wind-powered electricity through May 2021.