Reliable Enterprises, an organization in Centralia, WA, that helps the disadvantaged and disabled, has gotten a grant of more than $84,000 from the Centralia Coal Transition Weatherization Board to help fund expansion and energy efficiency initiatives, according to The Chronicle Online.
The grant, the story says, is the third awarded by the weatherization board. It is one of three organizations tasked with distributing $55 million over ten years as TransAlta shifts from coal. The funds are donations from TransAlta.
Reliable plans to use the money to convert 5,000 square feet of warehouse space to offices. In addition, energy efficiency steps – including insulated steel doors, exterior insulation, energy efficient windows, LEDs and a high-efficiency gas-forced air furnace and heat pump, will be part of the deployed.
The Chronicle Online reported in February that TransAlta – through the Centralia Coal Transition Energy Technology Board – provided a grant of $37,810 to Twin Transit, which is commissioning its first electric bus. The board is another of the organizations charged with distributing the money donated by TransAlta.