90 districts have signed up for new KSBA natural gas program

As of this week, more than 90 of the state’s 174 public school systems have signed on to KSBA’s partnership to cut district utility costs through pool purchasing of natural gas.

The Kentucky Gas Aggregation Program (KGAP) involves KSBA and the Louisville-based international energy management firm, Fellon-McCord. There is no cost to districts to participate in KGAP.

Natural gas makes up about $30 million of nonvehicle fuel costs to Kentucky districts annually. Typically, large customers purchasing through a marketing agent achieve significant savings. Fellon-McCord’s analysis indicates Kentucky districts use about 3 million units (dekatherms) of natural gas annually, and could save up to $1.5 million a year through pool purchasing.

Fellon-McCord has scheduled a market update for interested district leaders on Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT. The 30-minute webinar will feature Fellon-McCord Senior Vice-president Brian Habacivch talking about factors that will influence natural gas and electricity prices over the next several months.

To take part in the upcoming webinar, click here KGAP.

District leaders interested in joining the no-cost KGAP in the spring of 2012 may contact Steve Smith, David Baird or Bill Scott at KSBA at 800-372-2962.

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