The City of Oxnard has nearly $200,000 extra in its coffers thanks to its efforts to become more energy efficient.
City officials received a one time incentive check from Southern California Edison this week for its efforts to reduce energy use at nine city facilities. The retrofitting work is expected to cut the city’s energy use by 5.4 million kilowatt hours annually, and save about $820,000 a year.
Most of the retrofitting work was completed with funding from the federal government. The projects ranged from installing higher efficiency motors, and heating and cooling devices, to more environmentally friendly lighting.