Grasso Tech Awarded Lighting Rebate

Groton Utilities presented Ella T. Grasso Technical High School with a lighting rebate check for $85,931 on Friday, December 13, 2019 at a ceremony held in the morning at the Groton-based technical high school. Grasso Tech installed approximately 2,800 new lighting fixtures and associated lighting controls as part of the construction of their state-of-the-art new school facility.

By installing energy-efficient lighting throughout the school Grasso Tech will realize an annual kilowatt per hour (kWh) savings over baseline building code of 184,580 kWh and a lifetime savings of approximately 2,768,700 kWh, saving the school a tremendous amount on its electric bill.

Attending the presentation were (left to right) Groton Utilities Key Accounts General Manager Len Mediavilla, Groton Utilities Commissioner George Scully, Groton Utilities Director Ron Gaudet, State Senator Cathy Osten, Grasso Tech Principal Patricia Feeney and City of Groton Mayor Keith Hedrick.

Groton Utilities offers residential and business customers a variety of energy conservation programs to help reduce energy costs. These programs are designed to help people reduce energy costs by promoting the installation of more energy efficient lighting, air conditioning, heat pump water heaters, electric motors, and refrigeration solutions.

In addition to these programs Groton Utilities has a rebate program for the acquisition of plug in electric cars and level 2 chargers. Read more about Groton Utilities energy conservation programs on the company website ( under the Energy Conservation section.

Students began attending classes in the new 226,000 square foot, three story Grasso Tech building in September of this year. Included in the new design are a 300 seat auditorium, a gymnasium, a large hi-tech kitchen, restaurant area, and shops and classrooms for various departments, including automotive repair, IT, digital media, plumbing, electronics, and much more. It is truly a local marvel and landmark facility in the region.

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