Katy ISD Earns Over $1.1M through CenterPoint Energy Incentive Program


The District has received over $1.1 million for taking steps to save energy throughout its campuses and facilities, as part of the CenterPoint Energy SCORE (Schools Conserving Resources and Energy) Program.

Last year, the District once again awarded the #1 Leading Top Performer title, a recognition held for the past four consecutive years among all K-12 school districts in the Region 4 area. In addition, Katy ISD set a new record by receiving its largest payment yet of $458,048.

“A portion of these funds are reinvested into the energy program, while the majority goes to the general operating fund (GOF) which supports students and teachers,” said Ted Vierling, Katy ISD Chief of Operations. “In addition to this program, Katy ISD will pursue Energy Star Certifications for our schools in 2021,” added Vierling.

The SCORE Program, which started in 2006, incentivizes and encourages K-12 school districts to reduce peak electricity demand (kW) and/or reduce energy consumption (kWh) through energy efficiency projects and equipment upgrades.  Through this program, school districts are provided with rebate checks from CenterPoint Energy that reflect their energy savings strategies. This is one of many financial initiatives implemented by Katy ISD aimed at practicing good stewardship with taxpayer dollars.