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OR OK’ed for TVA energy efficiency project

Oak Ridge has been chosen for a $2.9 million TVA grant that will help residents save money on their utility bills, while making some of the city’s so-called legacy housing more energy efficient. Legacy homes are those homes in Oak Ridge that date back to the Manhattan Project and the Cold War era. TVA’s Extreme Energy Makeover Project allows communities like Oak Ridge to renovate those homes to make them more energy-efficient. The project will include a partnership between the city’s electric department, TVA, Aid to Distressed families of Appalachian Counties (ADFAC), Gilmartin Engineering Works, Tetra tech and Strata-G. The grant funds will be used to perform whole-home, deep energy retrofit upgrades to achieve a 25 percent reduction in electric energy usage. The project will get started in April 2016 and run through September of 2017.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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