The City of Arcola worked with Tick Tock Energy to reduce the energy consumption associated with the operation of city facilities. They undertook several energy projects, which included:
- Replacing incandescent and T12 lighting with CFLs and T8s in the fire department and community center buildings;
- Upgrading the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) aeration blowers with more energy efficient replacements;
- Powering the WWTP with wind energy;
- Installing a solar array at City Hall.
These projects reduced greenhouse gas emissions and resulted in $25,554 annual savings for taxpayers.