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~A ,~vet~nesoay. April 25, 2001 County News am By Victoria Metcalf Plumas County this summer, $150,000. Stall Wr te Meacher introduced the idera m Thed expensetu" ire was deter- In what should have been aof stropping for a micro - a good idea because routi no approval for an item bine generator, dulling a power outage of any to go out to bid, members of This piece of equipment is nature, the courthouse could the Plumas County Board of in hot demand throughout the continue to operate. The Supervisors joined others in state, Meacher explained, equipment was meant to hun- the state in attempting to find And, although it could costdle 100 percent of the facility, ways to save energy and cut the county more money to including air conditioning. utility costs, purchase, it could cost less According to Morrison, the Whon Buildings and when utility bills are figured plan was actually underway Grounds Acting Superinten- up--especiallyover time. before he assumed his posi- den Oran Morrison up- Meacher said the Public tion as acting superintendent proached members of the Utilities Commission has last summer. board April 10 for approval to been offering grants to pur- With the assistance of Fis- advertise/'or bids for the in- chase these energy saving de- cal Officer Sid Roberts, Morri- statlation a standby genera- vices for half price; that is, if son said they had decided tor for tho courthouse, he may those grants are still avail- where the new generator havo a routine nod. able. could be located--in a fenced Alfl >m 'h prepared with de- And, there are other state maintenance yard on the west signs and additional informa- incentives out there that side of the courthouse. tion a diesel generator, could help the county recoup An 1800 rpm, diesel-pow- Morvison wasn't prepared some of its capital expenses, ered generator was chosen, w'hen Supervisor Robert Meachersaid. with plans to locate it on a Meacher approached him concrete pad, with an addi- with what he called "llth Original plan tional surrounding sound pro- hour" information on an ener- tector to diminish the noise gy saving idea. For the courthouse im- provement project and the in- inside the courtroom. Pointing toward the state's stallation of a standby genera- energy crisis and pending tot with an automatic trans- Dl u dan blackouts and brownouts, an-fer, the board approved Roberts said that, if the bids ticipated to hit even rural Robert Meacher Supervisor provided 11th hour solution went out by May 4, they could anticipate a six- to eight-week delivery time, and installation would take place sometime in July. Supervisor Bill Dennison asked if the new unit met with air quality standards. Morri- son said he believed that it did, but Dennison encouraged him to further investigate the regulations. At this point, Meacher in- troduced his energy saving idea and the micro turbine. "It would be way more ex- pensive," Morrison said. Meacher agreed that a sin- gle unit costs about $20,000, and, to meet the courthouse needs, the project might take as many as four units, plan, Supervisor B.J. Pearson ing which said it would be worth the ex- Morrison pense in the long run if it turn to the brought down PG&E costs, amount Morrison's next question the $150,000 concerned the life span of the project. unit. Meacher replied that it outlasts the diesel units. Update Meacher added that, in the After winter, the exhaust from thetime on the units could be rerouted intoMeacher's the building's heating system, learned further assisting the energyturbines savings. It would County Administrative Offi- replace the cer Jim Stretch recommended he said. that Morrison seek bids on bill at: both types of generators, expenses Supervisor Don Clark ating agreed this was a wise idea, in unit and that the board could "see Morrison where the savings will be." units Stretch suggested that Mor- had rison return the same day diesel unit, with cost estimates for the ing an units, but Morrison said he around the needed more time to do the re- search, return to near future At length, the board ap- proved the continuance of the bers ~i ~iI~ ~II ~ %1o, # q(athy, GaY/e 8g Carl ,, , i qrs wonde Culto work , q hanks for allthe care you o q'o the one who take inyour work. You who/e show rul with ou. We thank ou i make a big difference . q=hank you! We i | ...... and we'appreciate iWr ; ....................... 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