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08/22/2017 ~ Keys Energy Services (KEYS) recently contributed over $450,000 from their British Petroleum (BP) oil spill settlement funds to the Monroe County School District to assist with the upgrade of the stadium lights at the Key West High School (KWHS) sports complex. The lights were officially turned on in a ceremony preceding a pre-season KWHS football game on Friday, August 18th.

The new LED lights were installed over the summer and provide a brighter, more energy-efficient output than previous lights. The new lighting also cuts down on light pollution by focusing the light downward instead of to the surrounding sky. Additionally, the new light system helped to improve the field aesthetics by eliminating the need for overhead power lines.

“KEYS received approximately $1.5-million in BP settlement money and the Utility Board stated their preference was to spend the BP money on local environmental initiatives,” said Lynne Tejeda, General Manager & CEO. In addition to the KWHS sports complex project KEYS contributed $240,000 to the City of Key West to assist with the solar installation at City Hall and $550,000 toward the installation of a solar array on the roof of the Ralph Garcia building at its Stock Island Generation Facility.

PHOTO CAPTION: Representatives from KEYS and the school district participate in a lighting ceremony during a pre-season KWHS football game on Friday, August 18th.

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