Energy Efficiency Measures Add Up to Almost $3 Million in Savings

Our energy efficiency program continues to be very popular with our business customers. In the second quarter of this year, we provided $1.86 million in energy efficiency incentives to 463 commercial and industrial customers.

The efficiency measures they installed are expected to save them $2.9 million in energy costs each year which is about 25.8 million kWh of electricity and more than 107,462 Mcf of natural gas. That’s enough energy to serve about 3,100 residential electric customers and about 1,100 residential natural gas customers.

These incentives are one aspect of our Business Solutions energy efficiency program for commercial and industrial customers. The program is part of our comprehensive energy efficiency program which was launched in accordance with the 2008 energy law. Through the first half of this year, we were about half way to our goal of helping our customers save 134 million kWh of electricity and 366,000 Mcf of natural gas.

Below are commercial and industrial customers who agreed to have their incentives and savings listed. You can get more information on our energy efficiency programs at http://www.consumersenergy.com/eeprograms

Allegan County

  • Parker Hannifin, Otsego: $18,932 for efficient lighting, saving 262,000 kWh annually.

Barry County

  • Viking Corp., Hastings: $46,905 for efficient lighting, saving 650,000 kWh annually.
  • Pennock Hospital, Hastings: $11,370 for efficient lighting, saving 157,683 kWh annually.

Calhoun County

  • Denso Manufacturing Michigan Inc., Battle Creek: $42,417 for efficient lighting, saving 480,000 kWh annually.
  • Graphic Packaging International, Battle Creek: $19,778 for efficient lighting, saving 285,000 kWh annually.
  • Heritage Chevrolet, Battle Creek: $9,262 for efficient lighting, saving 165,000 kWh annually.
  • Geislinger Corp., Battle Creek: $1,759 for efficient lighting, saving 22,205 kWh annually.

Genesee County

  • Flushing Community Schools, Flushing: $4,384 for efficient lighting, saving 60,802 kWh annually.
  • Flint Community Schools, Flint: $25,690 for efficient lighting, saving 256,997 kWh annually.
  • Kearsley Community Schools, Flint: $5,300 for steam tap repairs, saving 3,070 Mcf annually.

Jackson County

  • Alro Steel Co., Jackson: $9,667 for lighting upgrades, saving 133,000 kWh annually.
  • Polly’s Market, Spring Arbor: $10,128 for lighting upgrades, saving 137,211 kWh annually.
  • Jackson Intermediate School District, Jackson: $2,310 for lighting upgrades, saving 22,288 kWh annually.

Kent County

  • Robert Bosch Fuel System, LLC, Grand Rapids: $41,690.86 for lighting upgrades, saving 576,507 kWh annually.
  • Swoboda, Inc., Grand Rapids: $6,825 for lighting upgrades, saving 94,648 kWh annually.
  • Herbruck Poultry, Grand Rapids: $6,471 for lighting upgrades, saving 591,687 kWh annually.
  • Pureflex, Grand Rapids: $850 for lighting upgrades, saving 8,473 kWh annually.

Ottawa County

  • Grand Valley State University, Allendale: $24,532.36 for VFD and lighting controls, saving 499,851 kWh annually.
  • Shape Corp., Grand Haven: $38,665.32 for lighting upgrades, saving 628,311 kWh annually.