2010 to 2013 Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency Programs

Completed Grants

  • Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant RW0000064 to Grant County, Town of Silver City sub-awardee ($126,400)
  • State of New Mexico Department of Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources grant R1DOE0002-54364 to Town of Silver City ($341,298)


  • Compact Fluorescent (CFL) Light Bulbs installed: 10,844
  • "Energy$ense" Program
  • Estimated Carbon Dioxide emissions avoided: 818 tons
  • Estimated Energy Saved: 515,556 kilowatt-hours per year of electricity, 79,467 therms of gas per year, $109,499 total savings per year
  • Solar Carport Demonstration Project at Visitor’s Center (See Energy Efficiency and Solar Projects for Town)
  • Total Number homes served: 827 (Silver City - 439, Mining District - 294, other parts of Grant County - 94)
  • Water conservation: 488 faucet aerators, 303 low-flow shower heads
  • Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Program that helped 827 Grant County households between September 2010 and June 2012