Incentives

Convention Center Snags $60,000 from PECO for Energy Efficiency

Linda Hardesty

The Pennsylvania Convention Center completed three LED lighting projects and received $60,000 in PECO Smart Ideas rebates. During the past two years, the convention center has replaced lighting throughout the facility and in the adjacent 12th Street tunnel with energy-efficient LED lighting. This new lighting will save about 607,000 kWh annually. PECO Smart Ideas, a suite   …Continue Reading


Optimizing Set Points, Equipment Controls Saves 6% in Energy

Linda Hardesty

SmartWatt Energy completed an energy upgrade project for wire rope manufacturer Bridon American at its Hanover, Pennsylvania, facility. Prior to the energy efficiency project, the manufacturer’s facilities consumed over 13 million kWh per year. After the installation of an energy management system and program to optimize set points, sequences and operating schedules of equipment, electric   …Continue Reading


How to Think about Energy Efficiency

Marc Karell

I recently gave a talk to an engineering society about sustainability, with the emphasis on energy conservation and greenhouse gas emission reductions. I discussed “The 9 Purely Business Reasons to Reduce Energy” (see www.ccesworld.com/blog) to demonstrate the many purely common sense, financial reasons for companies to invest in energy efficiency. Gosh, give credit to us   …Continue Reading


Businesses Offered ‘Instant Rebates’ via Utility Program

Linda Hardesty

Hawaii Energy launched a Lighting Distributor Instant Rebate program to provide businesses, and the contractors who serve them, instant lighting rebates (as much as 75 percent of costs) at the time of purchase. Hawaii Energy, the ratepayer-funded energy conservation and efficiency program for Hawaii, Honolulu and Maui counties, developed the program to help contractors and   …Continue Reading


EMC Secures $450,000 in Incentives to Conduct Lighting Retrofits for Ohio Businesses

Linda Hardesty

Energy Management Collaborative (EMC), a provider of energy efficient lighting, was awarded $450,000 in incentives through the AEP Ohio Bid4efficiency Program, which provides funding for retrofit projects to replace outdated T12 fluorescent lighting in industrial and commercial buildings in Ohio. The Bid4efficiency program targets manufacturers and commercial consumers located in Ohio that seek ways to   …Continue Reading


US Representative Wants to Extend Tax Credits for Clean Energy

Karen Henry

Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) has introduced H.R. 2412, the New Energy for America Act, which would extend Section 25D of the federal tax code for residential energy efficient property, as well as the Section 48 commercial investment tax credits (ITC) through 2021. In introducing his legislation, Congressman Thompson, a senior member of the House Ways   …Continue Reading


4 Marijuana Plants Require Huge Amounts of Electricity

Linda Hardesty

A story in the East Oregonian says growing four marijuana plants indoors with lighting, climate control, ventilation and equipment to boost carbon dioxide to improve plant growth “typically uses as much electricity as running 29 new refrigerators, according to one report by a California scientist.” Large grow operations can rival the energy intensity of data centers,   …Continue Reading


Tesla Becoming a Major Player in the Energy Storage Market

Karen Henry

Tesla is quietly but aggressively making inroads into the energy storage market, Bloomberg reports. Tesla accounts for nearly 70 percent of grid-connected Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) storage projects in its home state of California and is on track to receive up to $65 million in SGIP rebates. As part of a pilot program with SolarCity,   …Continue Reading


Corpus Christi Receives Incentive for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Linda Hardesty

The Corpus Christi City Council received a check for $87,071 from the American Electric Power (AEP) Texas CitySmart Program, which offers financial incentives based on the total amount of energy that improvements save. Corpus Christi worked with McKinstry to implement a number of improvements to city buildings as a part of the Corpus Christi Energy   …Continue Reading


AEP Ohio Offers Incentives for Electric Motor Repairs

Linda Hardesty

AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power, in partnership with Advanced Energy, has launched a new energy efficiency program for electric motor rewinds. The Emotor Rewind Pilot Program promotes energy efficient rewinds/motor repair for small to large companies in the industrial/manufacturing sector and provides incentives to customers and motor service centers. The program covers   …Continue Reading