GO-TIME: Commonwealth Saves Local Governments $1.8 Million Through Innovative Electricity Program

Posted On Oct 16 2020 by

first_img January 12, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter GO-TIME: Commonwealth Saves Local Governments $1.8 Million Through Innovative Electricity Programcenter_img Efficiency,  GO-TIME,  Government That Works,  Innovation,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA –Local governments, school districts and others will cut their electricity costs by $1.8 million over the next four years, thanks to COSTARS, a state purchasing program that allows members to purchase materials at discounted prices, said Ken Hess, deputy secretary for the Department of General Services.“One of the Wolf Administration’s priorities is to create a ‘Government That Works’ by adding or creating value for the customers we serve,” Hess said. “The Expanded Electricity Procurement Program has proven its value as a successful way for COSTARS members to reduce their electricity bills and generate savings for their local taxpayers.”The state’s cooperative purchasing program, or COSTARS, allows its members – including municipalities, public authorities, school districts, and certain non-profits – to use state-awarded contracts to purchase a large variety of materials and services at lower prices.Since 2009, a collaboration between the Department of General Services’ Bureau of Procurement and the Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) has competitively bid and awarded contracts for more than 7,000 electricity accounts among state government and a limited number of COSTARS members saving $4 million annually through 2019.Last year, through the Public Utility Commission, PSFEI amended its electric broker’s license to expand the electricity procurement program to all COSTARS members.“With the success we have experienced in saving our COSTARS members millions of dollars on their electricity bills, we are looking to increase the participation at our next electricity bidding event in April,” Hess said. “The more COSTARS members that participate in each event, the better the opportunity for obtaining the lowest possible pricing.”To participate in the commonwealth’s next electricity bidding event in April, interested COSTARS members need to register with Scott Harford of PSFEI, at [email protected] or 814-863-2090 by March 31, 2018.The Expanded Electricity Procurement Program is part of the department’s broader efforts to save money on goods and services purchased by state government, which have resulted in over $140 million in savings over the last two fiscal years. Overall, state agencies have saved over $373 million through this and other initiatives through GO-TIME.For more information on COSTARS or how to participate in the program, visit COSTARS online.last_img read more


Smalta Girls Pee Wee Football competition…..

Posted On Sep 19 2020 by

first_imgSt Angela’s and St. Pius move into semis, -West and South Ruimveldt also advanceTHE semi-finalists for this year’s Smalta Girls Pee Wee schools’ football competition have been decided following action yesterday at the Ministry of Education ground,Carifesta Avenue.In the first of the quarter-final games, enterprise surrendered to South Ruimveldt 2-0 with strikes from Raven Jacobs (17th) and Shania Sealey (26th).They will be joined by St Angela’s who prevailed over St. Stephens 1-0 through Nikosi St. Jules.Game three was keenly contested between St Pius and North Georgetown with eventual winners St Pius opening the scoring through Donna Lowe (5th) minute and then doubling the lead in the 20th through Kerry Boyce. North Georgetown scored its consolation goal through Alicia James in the 26th and seemed to be on course for a tie when time ran out on them.West Ruimveldt, in game four booked their spot in the finals,compliment of an own goal by St Agnes in the 19th while Amanda McPherson sealed the deal in the 29th.In the semi-finals billed for tomorrow, South Ruimveldt will take on St. Angela’s while West Ruimveldt does battle against St. Pius.In the 9-16 section, F.E Pollard overcame Redeemer 2-1 with a brace from Talia Wharton (5th and 8th) while the consolation goal came from Oldacia Wilson (13th) while Winfer Garden won via walkover against St. Gabriel.Game three saw another walkover, this time for Tucville over Stella Maris while Smith’s memorial won via the same route over St. Margaret’sAlso carded for tomorrow is the 13-16 Section where St. Margaret’s plays St. Gabriel and Stella Maris takes on Redeemer. In the 9-12 match, Smith Memorial opposes Winfer Gardens while Tucville plays F.E. PollardIn the 5-8 class, Enterprise is carded to play St. Stephen’s while North Georgetown laces up to face St. Agnes.last_img read more


Residential Break-in

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgSeveral electronic items were stolen from a Fort St. John residence Monday evening, in the Nurnberger sub-division.The RCMP is looking for a dark colored late nineteen nineties model, extended cab pick-up, seen fleeing the scene.It’s reported the break and enter occurred about six o’clock and, among the stolen items were a canon camera and a palm pilot.- Advertisement -The Mounties are taking public information assistance calls, at the usual detachment and crime stoppers numbers…250-787-8140 and 1-800-222-8477.last_img