Warren Township’s Lowell Elementary named “CoolSchool”
Indianapolis, IN – June 18, 2012 – Warren Township’s Lowell Elementary School has been awarded the title “CoolSchool” by Bolty, the Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) mascot. All nine Warren Township elementary schools competed against one another for the title in IPL’s new CoolSchools program, which is designed to encourage students and their families to use energy wisely while raising funds for their respective schools. As a result of program participation, IPL donated more than $5,600 to the Warren Township School District.
“The goal for CoolSchools is three-fold,” said Teri Tillery, IPL Marketing Program Administrator. “Raise awareness among students to use energy wisely, give participating households a credit of up to $20 on summer electric bills and raise needed funds for schools.”
Through CoolSchools, students at all nine elementary schools were given cards to enroll family and friends in IPL’s “CoolCents®” air conditioner load management program. The school that collected the highest number of enrollment cards, Lowell Elementary, was declared the “CoolSchool,” and received nearly $2,200. Each participating school received $20 for each qualifying enrollment returned.
In addition, grades competed against one another within each school for the most qualified enrollments, earning a pizza party prize. The prize-winning grades were:
“Our young students are very aware of the need to take care of our resources and want to feel they are making a difference,” said Susan Howard, Lowell Elementary Principal. “We are also very appreciative of IPL’s donation, which will go toward providing programs and services for our students.”
Through IPL’s CoolCents program, a small device is installed on the outside of the participant’s home near the central air conditioner, giving IPL the ability to cycle the air conditioner on and off for brief periods during the summer months of May through September. In return, each participant receives a $5 credit on his or her monthly electric bill (up to an annual $20 total).
“Everyone who signs up for the CoolCents program should know they are an important resource for IPL to consider during those rare times when electric load and prices are high,” added Tillery. “We are delighted to work with elementary schools to increase participation in CoolCents through CoolSchools, and we look forward to working with more schools and enrolling even more participants in the energy- and money-saving program.”
Schools interested in participating in the CoolSchools program, should contact IPL at 317.261.8859. For more information about the CoolCents program, visit IPLpower.com.
About Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL): Indianapolis Power & Light Company provides retail electric service to more than 470,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Indianapolis, as well as portions of other Central Indiana communities surrounding Marion County. During its long history, IPL has supplied its customers with some of the lowest-cost, most reliable power in the country. For more information about the company, please visit www.IPLpower.com.
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