Last fall, a group of interested Pittsfield citizens – including both members of the public and school officials – convened to review the district’s energy needs and consider options for future energy sources.
The group recommended to the School Board that an energy audit be conducted to provide the community with current information and efficiency recommendations. Additionally, the group recommended that a wood energy feasibility study be completed to provide specific information to supplement the energy audit. (Cost for the audit was shared by the district and Eversource; the feasibility study was completed at no cost to the district.)
Both reports were received by the district in early summer and are now available for review on the district website (www.sau51.org). Additionally, two community meetings have been scheduled to review the contents of the reports:
· Energy Audit Report Meeting: 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 21, Pittsfield Middle High School Media Center
· Wood Energy Feasibility Report Meeting: 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 19, Pittsfield Middle High School Media Center
Interested Pittsfield citizens are cordially invited to these meetings to learn more about energy and the schools and to have your energy questions answered.