At Pascoag Utility District, we are committed to energy efficiency, conservation and cost-effective measures. Here are some of the projects we have been involved in:
- We provide rebates for many ENERGY STAR products. Please see our Conservation page for more details.
- We host the Green Festival each year to give our customers the most up to date conservation information available.
- The District has purchased a Kill-A-Watt meter that can be rented from the Jesse Smith Library to check the energy use of various appliances in your home.
- We offer free home energy audits in order to show our customers the many ways they could save money by implementing energy saving measures around the home.
- Pascoag Utility had a 1 MW peak gas-fired generator installed on campus providing critical energy during heat waves during the summer as well as helping to lower regional market costs.
- We worked with the Town of Burrillville and RIOER to install 4 electric vehicle charging stations in Burrillville. The charging stations are located at the park near Jesse Smith Library in Harrisville and at the bottom of the bike path in Pascoag. RIOER provided the Town of Burrillville with a grant of $63,660 for the installation of the charging stations and the lease of an electric vehicle.
- As part of its overall focus on the most cost-effective solutions to needed infrastructure for its customers, Pascoag Utility is pursuing a “non-wires” alternative to enhance its ability to deliver electricity across its distribution system from its connection to the outside regional grid across the two feeder circuits from National Grid by dividing such load across the circuits with an addition to Pascoag’s substation, together with a battery-storage solution that will be able to deliver needed circuit relief during line-out contingencies on the highest load days of the year. The combination of infrastructure enhancements is centered around reliability of supply, and will allow Pascoag to avoid the alternative of a very expensive upgrade to the two feeder circuits from National Grid.
- PUD’s office is in the final stages of mapping the District’s entire infrastructure system and implementing an outage management program to help during outages.
- We updated all three bucket trucks and various other crucial equipment over the past 10 years in order to provide high reliability to respond to storm damage and general outages.