Doddridge County Schools Energy Performance Contract (EPC)

Doddridge County Schools selected Wendel to develop an energy performance contract (EPC) which encompasses facility improvements at the Elementary School, Middle School, High School and Board of Education Office.  Wendel completed a Comprehensive Energy Audit to identify potential Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs)  to be included in a energy performance contract and facility improvement project.  The evaluation of each ECM includes energy savings potential, implementation cost estimates and simple payback calculations.  Services performed through this project include: energy analysis and auditing, design services, financing assistance and construction management.

The implemented energy conservation measures included:

  • Lighting & Lighting Controls Upgrades
  • HVAC Controls
  • HVAC and DHW Equipment Replacements
  • Dishwasher Booster Heater
  • Computer Power Management Software


On behalf of the district, Wendel facilitated the approval of First Energy’s West Virginia Utilities Business Program of approximately $17,321.

Annual Energy Use and Costs Prior to Implementation

  • 10,112 kW
  • 3,052,328 kWh
  • 5,063 mmbtu
  • $304,123

Guaranteed Annual Savings

  • 2,004 kW
  • 666,180 kWh
  • 469 mmBtu
  • $71,128

Actual Annual Savings

  • $60,378 in energy cost savings
  • $10,750 in operational & maintenance savings
  • $71,128 in total cost savings
  • 737,645 kWh in electrical supply savings
  • 2,434 kW in electrical demand savings
  • 640 mmBtu in natural gas savings

Annual Environmental Savings from Electric Use Reduction

  • 1,067,856 lbs of CO2 (Carbon Dioxide)
  • 3,933 lbs of SO2 (Sulfur Dioxide)
  • 17 lbs of N2O (Nitrous Oxide)