The improvements, part of an initiative by SUNY and the New York Power Authority, would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28,000 tpy and save the university roughly $6 million per year in energy and maintenance costs, according to a release.
Funded energy efficiency upgrades include: lighting, HVAC, and building management systems in various campus buildings such as residence halls, science buildings and hospital.
The university previously received more than $500,000 in energy efficiency rebates from PSEG Long Island, according to the statment.
(Source: Stoney Brook Univ., Long Island Business News, Aug., 2019) Contact: Stoney Brook University, www.stoneybrook.edu
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The retrofit program would be managed by Efficiency Manitoba, a crown corporation focused on energy conservation, which was created to take over Manitoba Hydro's Power Smart program.
Rebates would apply to retrofit windows and doors, furnace conversions and appliances purchased to make homes and businesses emit less greenhouse gases.
It would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 135,000 tonnes over the next three years. (Source: Efficiency Manitoba, CBC, 17 Aug., 2019) Contact: Efficiency Manitoba, www.efficiencymb.ca
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The tax incentive is limited to the purchase of new refrigerators, air conditioners/heaters, or dehumidifiers that meet either the Level 1 or 2 energy-saving standard as specified under the Bureau of Energy's energy efficiency rating program.
These home appliances must also be strictly for personal use and not for resale.
The incentive package comes as part of an amended Commodity Tax Act, which cleared the Legislative Yuan on May 24.
(Source: Taiwan Ministry of Finance, Taiwan Central News Agency, 15 June, 2019) Contact: Taiwan Ministry of Finance, www.mof.gov.tw/Eng/Home
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It's expected the rebates will be worth $44 million this year and the maximum rebate for any individual business will be $20,000.
A separate program will allow businesses to apply to get rebates for energy efficiency retrofits. That program, which will be about $106 million this year, will be for projects that cost up to $1 million.
The funds come from the revenues Canada is collecting from the $20-a-tonne carbon price imposed April 1, 2019. (Source:Canadian Environment Minister, Hon. Catherine McKenna, Canada Press, 30 May, 2019) Contact: Canada Ministry of the Environment, Hon. Catherine McKenna, Minister, www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change.html
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A separate program will allow businesses to apply for rebates for energy efficiency retrofits. That program, which will be about $106 million this year, will be for projects that cost up to $1 million. It's expected the rebates will be worth $44 million this year and the maximum rebate for any individual business will be $20,000.
The funds come from the revenues Canada is collecting from the $20 per-tonne carbon price imposed April 1, 2019. (Source: Canadian Environment Minister, Hon. Catherine McKenna, Canada Press, 30 May, 2019) Contact: The Hon. Catherine McKenna, Canada Minister of Environment and Climate Change, www.facebook.com/McKenna.Ottawa
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Xcel offers incentives, such as rebates and funding for energy efficiency studies and upgrades, to its business and residential customers to encourage them to make energy-efficient choices. The rebates submitted by these 52 companies saved Xcel Energy customers over 81 gWh of electricity and 127,000 dekatherms of natural gas -- equivalent of powering 7,665 homes for a year.
(Source: Xcel Energy, May, 2019) Contact:
Xcel Energy, www.xcelenergy.com
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To date, six rebates totaling $50,500 have been awarded under the Small Manufacturers Energy Waste Reduction Incentive Pilot program, which is now available to small manufacturers statewide through July 31.
(Source: Michigan Energy Office, 8 May, 2019)Contact: Michigan Energy Office, Robert Jackson, Dir., David Herb, HerbD@Michigan.gov, www.michigan.gov/energy
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The Minister noted that the government expects to provide at least $1.46 billion over five years to small and medium-sized businesses, including $155 million in the fiscal year starting April 1. Hospitals, municipalities and other community organizations will share at least $727 million over five years, starting with $73 million in 2019-2020 fiscal years.(Source: City News, Various Media, Canadian Press, Mar., 2019)
Contact: Office of Canadian Environment Minister, Hon. Catherine McKenna, www.canada.ca/en/government/ministers/catherine-mckenna.htm
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Otter Tail Power Co. provides rebates, grants, education, special programs, and financing to encourage individuals and businesses for energy efficiency and energy management.
Otter Tail Power is an investor-owned electric utility that provides electricity for residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. (Source: Otter Tail Power, Bemidji Pioneer, 13 Jan., 2019)
Contact: Otter Tail Power, Roger Garton, Energy Management Representative,
(218) 739-8200, www.otpco.com; Headwaters Science Center, (218)444-4472, www.hscbemidji.org
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To qualify for the rebate, the company installed a power monitoring and control system across their manufacturing operations to implement a range of energy saving procedures including soft motor starts, energy efficient LED lighting, and others. The company estimates it will shave 26,000 kilowatt-hours at a cost savings of $4,000 off its annual energy consumption and costs.
Details on the MEO Small Manufacturers Energy Waste Reduction Incentive Pilot program are HERE. (Source: Michigan Energy Office, PR, 14 Dec., 2018) Contact: Michigan Energy Office, www.michigan.gov/energy
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The company matched the rebate to install a power monitoring and control system across their manufacturing operations to implement a range of energy saving procedures, such as soft motor starts and efficient LED light operation. The company's estimated annual electricity usage savings is 26,000 kWh at a cost savings of $4,000.
Details on the Small Manufacturers Energy Waste Reduction Incentive Pilot program are HERE. (Source: Michigan Energy Office, PR, 14 Dec., 2018) Contact: Michigan Energy Office, www.michigan.gov/energy
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The money comes as an incentive for the hospital upgrading its HVAC controls and other upgrades to improve energy efficiency.
This includes the utilization of variable frequency drives that deliver only the energy needed at a given time, as opposed to some of the hospital's older units that ran full time.
The upgrades represent about $110,000 in electrical savings annually.
(Source: Duke Energy, GreenCastle Graphic, 10 Sept., 2018) Contact: Duke Energy, www.duke-energy.com; Putnam County Hospital, https://pchosp.org
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The UGI EE&C program, which is designed to achieve lower energy usage and lower overall costs for customers, includes residential customer rebates for fuel switching from electric to natural gas for heating, water heating and clothes drying and a recycling program for inefficient appliances. Commercial customers are eligible for rebates for combined heat and power projects, as well as custom projects such a lighting retrofits.
Reading, Penna.-based UGI Utilities is a natural gas and electric utility serving 700,000 customers in 45 Pennsylvania counties and one county in Maryland. (Source: Misericordia University, UGI, PR, 4 Sept., 2918) Contact: UGI, www.ugi.com; Misericordia University, (570) 674-6400, www.misericordia.edu
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To date more than 76,000 new LED smart streetlight fixtures have been installed as part of the four-year modernization program implemented by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT). Upon completion, the program will have replaced 270,000 of the city's outdated High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) streetlights. The city is also installing a citywide lighting management system that will alert the City when lights need service.
The switch to LEDs is expected to slash the city's streetlight electricity costs by more than half for a savings of $100 million over 10 years. The switch to LEDs is also expected to qualify for as much as $35 million in ComEd energy efficiency rebates.
The program, which was procured by the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT) in coordination with CDOT and the Department of Innovation and Technology, will be implmented by Framingham, Mass.-based energy efficiency and renewable energy specialist Ameresco Inc. (Source: City of Chicago, PR, 21 Aug., 2018) Contact: Chicago Smart Lighting Program, http://chicagosmartlighting.org
If approved, the Iowa Energy Efficiency Plan 2019-2023 will deliver nearly $84 million in reduced energy efficiency program fees for MidAmerican Energy's Iowa customers. Residential customers with gas and electric service would see an average savings of $81 per year, while commercial customers would average $172 in savings. The average industrial customer would save more than $12,000 annually, according to a company release.
MidAmerican Energy's proposal includes 14 energy efficiency programs including: online home energy assessments; incentives to replace older heating and air conditioning equipment with new high-efficiency models; appliance recycling; rebates to purchase smart thermostats; and others. The existing Plant Some Shade, Upstream Retail Lighting and Residential New Construction programs will be eliminated.
(Source: MidAmerican, Business Record, 9 July, 2018)
Contact: MidAmerican Energy, Bill Fehrman, Pres., CEO, Mike Gehringer, VP Renewable Energy, (888) 427-5632, www.midamericanenergy.com
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In his most recent announcement, Ford noted the province will nonetheless honour existing contracts, orders and projects -- such as energy efficient insulation and window retrofits -- funded by cap-and-trade. Some existing Ontario energy efficiency rebates were being phased out before Ford officially took office last week. The premier says the government will decide on a case-by-case basis whether some initiatives previously funded by the cap-and-trade program will be paid for using tax base revenue.
As previously reported, Ford claimed eliminating the provincial cap-and-trade system will help him deliver on campaign promises Ontario the electorate doesn't realistically expect him to keep -- cutting retail gasoline prices by roughly 4 cents per litre -- which is apparently more important than the roughly $3 billion the carbon tax contributed to the provincial coffers since the system was introduced by the then Liberal government in 2017. And, in a move that rings of Trump political posturing, the new Premier also reportedly promised to lower the price of beer to $1.00 per can in an effort to appeal to his base. (Source: Office of Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Various Media, Canada Press, 3 July, 2018)
Contact: Office of Ontario Premier Doug Ford, www.ontario.ca/page/premier
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The rebate program was funded through proceeds from the province's cap-and-trade program through a provincial agency called the Green Ontario Fund.
Ontario has earned approximately $3 billion in a series of cap-and-trade auctions since the system was introduced by the Liberals last year. (Source: Green Ontario Fund, Bell Media, 20 June, 2018) Contact: Green Ontario Fund, www.GreenOn.ca
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According to Weir, the upgrades have saved the company approximately $97,112 in energy savings and more than 1.4 million kilowatt hours. (Source: Rocky Mountain Power, Weir Minerals, Energy Insider, 14 June, 2018)
Contact: Rocky Mountain Power, Rita Meyer, VP, (800) 222-4335, www.rockymountainpower.net
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Although earlier expectations that office buildings and/or warehouse/distribution facilities would qualify for the new retrofit incentives have now been dashed,
commercial customers in the prairie province are eligible for over 60 different product rebates for lighting, lighting controls, load sensing plug strips, variable frequency drives, boilers and water heating equipment. (Source: Energy Efficiency Alberta, Various Media, 12 June, 2018)
Contact: Energy Efficiency Alberta, Jessica Shumlich, Program Manager, (403) 815-4876, www.efficiencyalberta.ca
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The rebate was thin recognition of the county's Energy Efficiency and Reinvestment Project which included LED energy efficient lighting and other upgrades. The county plans to apply the rebate cash to other county facility energy efficiency improvements.
"We are already seeing savings of over our 35 percent estimate. With us seeing savings over that, I think the project is going very well,” explains Mayo.
The board plans to reinvest the check by continuing this project at the Neshoba County Coliseum.
The county-wide facility improvements include: Interior and exterior LED lighting in the buildings, a new roof on the courthouse and new HVAC systems. (Source: Neshoba County,Miss., WTOK, 6 June, 2018) Contact: Neshoba County, Jeff Mayo, County Administrator, (601) 656-6281, www.neshobacounty.net;
TVA, John Myers, Dir. Policy & Regulatory Affairs, (865) 632-2101, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tva.gov
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Under the legislation, the funds could either be taken by a school system in cash, or applied to offset some of the cost of operating other facilities.
The legislation, which was supported by several school systems and by Dominion Energy, passed both the Virginia House of Delegates and the state Senate unopposed.
The legislation, which was signed by Gov. Northam in March, gives the state Corporation Commission until Dec. 1 to set up the guidelines for administering the the pilot program. It is slated to run for six years (Source: InsideNova, Various Media, 22 May, 2018)
Contact: Dominion Energy, Robert M. Blue, President & CE, Power Delivery Group, www.dominionenergy.com
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The 120-acre housing co-op includes 20 apartment buildings, a daycare center, three schools, a public library, a business district, two shopping mall and a power plant, saves about 1.3 million therms annually as a result of energy efficiency measures. The co-op is on pace to meet the Big Apple's Carbon Challenge to reduce building emissions by 30 pct by 2025.
Rochdale Village recently completed several energy efficient improvements including, installation of low-flow shower heads in apartments, new roof installations on over 20 structures, and a campus-wide conversion to LED lighting. (Source: National Grid, Energy Insider, 15 May, 2018) Contact: National Grid, Louis Rizzo, Energy Programs Operations, www.nationalgridus.com/NY-Home/Contact-Us;
Rochdale Village, www.rochdalevillage.com
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The legislation, which contradicts the 2016 Iowa Energy Plan encouraging greater energy efficiency,
caps spending on energy efficiency at 2 pct of annual sales for electricity utilities. It also limits utility expenditures on demand response programs at 2 pct of sales. (Source: Office of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Energy News, Various Media, 7 May, 2018) Contact: Office of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, www.reynoldsgregg.com
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Supporters say the energy efficiency programs utility companies run in Iowa will be more closely scrutinized, while critics predict utility rates will rise as efforts to reduce energy use are reduced. The bill is awaiting the signature of Gov. Kim Reynolds (R).
(Source: Radio Iowa, Various Media, 1 May, 2018)
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As required by state legislation, Texas utilities contract with Project Sponsors -- independent, third-party service providers, responsible for implementation of residential and commercial energy efficiency measures. Project Sponsors receive incentive payments from the Transmission & Distribution Utilities (TDUs) for the measures that result in peak demand reductions and energy savings. Project Sponsors include energy service companies, contractors, retail electric providers, national or local companies that provide energy-related products, and product retailers who provide installation services.
The programs are funded through a systems benefits charge on transmission and distribution services and are administered by the utilities. Altogether, several hundred million dollars are available for energy efficient programs in Texas.
(Source: Renewable Energy and Power, Inc., PR, Nasdaq, 11 April, 2018)
Contact: Renewable Energy and Power, Inc., (702) 685-9524, email@example.com, www.reappower.com
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In completing the project, Energy Optimizers retrofitted the district's interior lighting with LED systems, replaced boilers and boiler controls with state-of-the-art energy efficient equipment, made energy-saving enhancements to the district's kitchens and transportation garage.
The work was partially funded through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission's House Bill 264 program. Energy Optimizers also funded a district Energy Education and Awareness Program promoting and implementing numerous energy savings and sustainability programs throughout the district.
Energy Optimizers, USA works with educational, governmental, commercial and industrial customers to implement energy savings opportunities to reduce operational costs, including lighting retrofits, wind and solar energy projects, HVAC retrofit projects, building automation retrofits and energy education programs. (Source: Energy Optimizers USA, PR, 16 Mar., 2018) Contact: Energy Opttimizers USA, Greg Smith, Pres., (973) 877-1919,
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Detractors claim changes in the proposed legislation would scale back or eliminate measures that have lowered energy costs and usage, lessened the need for new power plants and have attracted industries to the state.
Current energy efficiency programs make the state more attractive and competitive to businesses, according to the Iowa Economic Development Authority. (Source: Hawkeye Community College, Courier, 14 Mar., 2018) Contact:
Senate File 2311 www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=87&ba=sf2311
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WECC will leverage the new energyOrbit Marketplace portal to enhance customer engagement and increase participation in energy efficiency programs. The energyOrbit Marketplace provides home and business owners with a simple and intuitive online experience when looking for energy efficiency rebates and incentives.
Presently, 5 of the 15 largest investor-owned utilities in North America, and other public utilities, cooperatives and third-party implementers, use energyOrbit to manage $1.6 billion in energy efficiency incentive dollars. (Source: energyOrbit, PR, Mar., 2018) Contact: WECC, Mary Woolsey Schlaefer, President and CEO, (800) 969-9322, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.weccusa.org; Energy Orbit, Udi Merhav, CEO , (866)628-8744 www.energy-orbit.com
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LG&E claims the programs are no longer cost-effective and customers have until the end of the year to take advantage of them.
Ending the programs would save LG&E customers between $1.84 and $2.19 per month on their electric bills, the utility claims.
LG&E plans to offer $13.5 million worth of energy efficiency programs in 2019.
(Source: LG&E, WFPL, 7 Mar., 2018) Contact: LG&E, Director of Customer Energy Efficiency, David Huff , https://lge-ku.com/residential-energy-efficiency
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During the first eight months of the program, more than 1,200 participants received a total of $3.5 million in rebates for an average of $2,600 per project.
These projects represent over $11 million that's been invested in upgrading facilities across the province and that investment will save 40,000 gigajoules of energy each year," according to the Ministry's release. (Source: Alberta Environment Minister , Global News, 5 Mar., 2018) Contact: Alberta Environment Minister, aep.alberta.ca/about-us/ministers-office
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Over the anticipated lifespan of the energy efficiency upgrades, the school is expected to save 549,600 therms of natural gas and over 6 million kWh of electricity -- approximately $1.6 million -- over a 13-year period. (Source: Unitil Corp., Lowell Sun, 25 Feb., 2018) Contact: Unitil Corp., www.unitil.com
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A home energy audit is free for Yampa Valley Electric Association (YVEA) customers and Atmos Energy natural gas customers. Homeowners with only one of those utilities pay half price, or $150, for an audit. A small business energy assessment ia also available at a $500 fee for businesses of up to 10,000 square feet within the YVEA territory. Businesses above that size would pay additional charges.
Atmos Energy customers can receive up to $100 in on-site quick fixes installed by the energy auditor, such as a hot water heater wrap or programmable thermostas.
Cen$ible Energy is funded by YVEA, the city of Steamboat Springs and Alpine Bank. (Source: Yampa Valley Electric Association, Craig Press, Feb., 2018) Contact: Cen$ible Energy, www.cen$ibleenergy.org; Energy Smart Colorado, www. energysmartcolorado.com; Yampa Valley Electric Association, www.yvea.com; Atmos Energy, www.atmosenergy.com
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The program includes interior lighting upgrades to LED at 16 schools and climate automation system for a more cost-effective use of energy. The program will also qualify the school district for over $75,000 in rebates from the Tennessee Valley Authority.
The program will save the school district $15,000 per year, a total of $180,000 on its utility bills over the next 12 years. The upgrades at the 16 approved schools are slated to be completed by the end of the year. (Source: Maury County Public Schools, Daily Herald, 4 Feb., 2018)Contact: Maury County Public Schools, www.mauryk12.org
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MidAmerican Energy has come out in favor of the proposed rollbacks which, it claims, would save the average consumers about $67 annually.(Source: Various Media, KCCI, 30 Jan., 2018)Contact: MidAmerican Energy , Bill Fehrman, Pres., CEO, Mike Gehringer, VP Renewable Energy, (888) 427-5632, www.midamericanenergy.com
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In addition to the LED conversion project, the facility participates in several other sustainability initiatives including hosting a rooftop solar generating power plant that produces enough energy to power 12-14 homes annually.
Source: PCC, Trade Show News Network, 2 Jan., 2017) Contact: APS, David Werth, Energy Efficiency Programs Manager, www.aps.com
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The province is also launching GreenON Support, a free over-the-phone service offering impartial advice from energy experts to help consumers learn how they can save money and reduce their carbon footprint through home upgrades. (Source: Green Ontario Fund, Kenora Online, Dec., 2017) Contact: Green Ontario Fund, (888) 728-8444, www.greenon.ca
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As a result of these energy efficiency projects, Kettering Health Network is expected to save approximately 10 million kWh annually which accumulates to a yearly cost savings of $591,486.
(Source: Dayton Power and Light, PR, 15 Dec., 2017)
Contact: Dayton Power and Light,
Mary Ann Kabel, (937) 224-5940, email@example.com ; ; Kettrering Health, www.ketteringhealth.org; AES Corp., www.aes.com; AES Corporation, www.aes.com
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The Spot the Difference program aims to reduce home energy consumption and raise awareness of greenhouse gas emissions. New and existing homes can sign up to receive an energy rating using the EnerGuide Rating System (ERS), through Natural Resources Canada. The rating and other home details are then added to the Edmonton EnerGuide for Homes Map -- a platform that features the EnerGuide label of select homes in Edmonton, the year the home was built, and other details to help homeowners make informed decisions about a purchase.
Built Green Canada is an industry-driven, national non-profit organization, headquartered in Edmonton that offers third-party sustainable building programs to the residential building sector. Since its inception, over 29,500 homes have been certified. Including the units in multi-storey projects, the total is over 32,775, represented in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. (Source: Built Green Canada, PR 17 Nov., 2017)
Contact: City of Edmonton, Robyn Webb, (780) 442-0259, firstname.lastname@example.org,
www.edmonton.ca; Built Green Canada, Jenifer Christenson , (855) 485-0920, email@example.com, www.builtgreencanada.ca
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Specifically, APS is offering new rebates, incentives and/or increased opportunities for: smart thermostats; electric vehicle charging infrastructure; electric school buses and charging infrastructure; increase energy storage funding from $4 million to $6 million) for water heater timers for residential HVAC; support for home Performance with Energy Star; support energy efficient new residential construction and solutions for Business. The plan would also guide customers on how to make the most of the new APS rate plans and to take advantage of home pre-cooling, shifting the use of appliances to off-peak hours, and staggering the use of major appliances as ways to cut energy consumption and costs. (Source: APS, 5 Sept., 2017)
Contact: Arizona Public Service Co., Stacy Derstine, VP Customer Service, www.aps.com
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The project, which included LED lighting, an energy-efficient HVAC system and other features, saved 954,533 kWh and 80,681 therm. of natural gas.
(Source: Valparaiso University, 31 July, 2017) Contact: Valparaiso University (219) 464-5000, www.valpo.edu; NIPSCO, (800) 464-7726, www.NIPSCO.com
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To qualify for the rebate, the liberal art college updated lighting in more than 15 on-campus facilities, replaced chillers that serve a large portion of the campus, and completed other energy related improvements that Georgia Power estimates will save more than 2,000 megawatt-hours of power consumption annually.
Georgia Power's Commercial Energy Efficiency program rebate program has awarded more than $44 million in rebates since it began in 2011. (Source: Georgia Power, Decaturish.com, 28 July, 2017)
Contact: Agnes Scott College, (404) 471-6000, www.agnesscott.edu; Georgia Power, www.southerncompany.com
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The recent upgrades include two water chillers for District Energy Plant IV, an under-construction water plant that will produce chilled and hot water to cool and dehumidify campus buildings.
The chillers will hold 4,000 tons (1 million gallons) of chilled water that will serve Research Building 1 and be added to an existing underground infrastructure that serves nearly 75 pct of campus buildings. Over the lifespan of the presently under construction District Energy Plant IV the university is estimated to save $121,000 annually in operation costs.
The remaining $78,000 of the recent rebate is from automation controls installed in Student Health Services, Mathematical Sciences and Engineering II buildings. The controls use CO2 sensors that measure when more outside air is needed to balance the CO2 levels in the buildings. Vents admit fresh air as needed to reduce the demand on de-humidification equipment.
(Source: Univ. of Central Florida, Campus News, 24 July, 2017)Contact: Duke Energy, www.duke-energy.com;
UCF, Curtis Wade, Dir. Utilities & Energy Services.(407) 823-2000, www.ucf.edu
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The company has received $32,400 as the first in a series of 3 planned energy efficiency incentive payments from Idaho Power. (Source: Baker & Murakami Produce Co., The Packer, 19 July, 2017) Contact: Idaho Power,
Baker & Murakami Produce, Idaho Power, www.idahopower.com;
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By leveraging the cloud-based energyOrbit platform allows seamless access to multiple parties or outside sources to submit their data electronically, all in one place. The energyOrbit platform is suitable for both small and large energy efficiency programs and can be scaled up to service substantial program growth and expansion.
By engaging with energyOrbit, similar utilities have achieved improved efficiency and DSM operational savings by as much as 75 pct. Powered on the Salesforce platform, the energyOrbit customer engagement solution is designed to provide an integrated user experience to streamline energy audits and free up administrator workloads, resulting in greater administrative focus on program strategy and implementation.
(Source: energyOrbit, PR, 18 July, 2017)
Contact: EnergyOrbit, Udi Merhav, CEO, www.energyorbit.com, Twitter(@energyOrbit; PNM, Pat Vincent-Collawn, Pres., (505) 241-4548, www.pnmenergyefficiency.com
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Georgia Tech earned the rebate by completing various energy efficiency upgrades including upgrading central water chillers, replacing existing motors with high efficiency inverter rated motors and conversions of condenser water pumps, and others. The upgrades are expected to save Georgia Tech more than 16 million kWh annually.
Georgia Power has awarded more than $44 million in rebates through the Commercial Energy Efficiency program since the program's inception in 2011. (Source: Georgia Power, PR, Various Media, 14 July, 2017) Contact: Georgia Power, www.georgiapower.com/commercialsavings
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Kettering City Schools installed LED energy efficient lighting and occupancy sensors at each building which significantly improved energy efficiency and reduced energy costs. The upgrades are expected to save 1,236,000 kWh of energy annually. Other school initiatives include manually turning off lights when not in use and adjusting thermostat temperature set points seasonally.
As a result of these latest projects, Kettering City Schools will achieve energy savings of more than 2.3M kilowatt hours annually.
(Source: AES Corp., Dayton Power & Light, 26 June, 2017)Contact:
Dayton Power and Light, Tom Raga, CEO,
Mary Ann Kabel, 937-224-5940, www.dplinc.com;
AES Corporation, www.aes.com
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The $900,000 project will make Woodbury County the Hawkeye State's first county to use light-emitting diode (LED) in all its buildings. The new bulbs are estimated to last at least 15 years and save the county tens of thousands of dollars in utility costs. Nearly half of the project cost is being covered by energy efficiency rebates. (Source: NACO, Sioux City Journal, 2 May, 2017) Contact: Woodbury County Iowa,
www.woodburycountyiowa.gov; National Association of Counties, (202) 393-6226, www.naco.org
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