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Success Stories

Elbow Lake Retailer Receives BES Rebate

Trumm Drug of Elbow Lake, Minn., received a rebate check over $1,000 from Elbow Lake Municipal Power through its Bright Energy Solutions (BES) rebate program. Energy services representations from the local utility and from Bright Energy Solutions found some energy-saving opportunities for Trumm Drug while conducting a free lighting audit. A local contractor replaced some of their less efficient lighting with more efficient T8 fluorescent ballasts and low-wattage lamps. The company also trades some old incandescent lights for ENERGY STAR rated LED light bulbs.

Prairie Rose & Nelson Cty. Courthouse Earn Rebates

Prairie Rose of Lakota and the Nelson County Courthouse have recently completed projects that involve energy efficiency upgrades to the lighting of their facilities. Both Prairie Rose and the Nelson County Courthouse were able to apply for rebates from Missouri River Energy Services to assist with the expense. Missouri River Energy Services provided Prairie Rose with $1,126.80 and Nelson County Courthouse with $2,165.50 in rebates for their upgrades. This project will continue to save Prairie Rose and the Nelson County Courthouse for years to come with the reduction in energy usage long-term. The total estimated savings Prairie Rose will see is 3.794 kW monthly and 28,787 kWh annually and Nelson County Courthouse will see savings of 7.963 kW monthly and 29,530 annually.

Lakota Good Samaritan Society Receives BES Rebate

The Lakota Good Samaritan Society has recently completed a project that involved energy efficiency upgrades to the lighting of their facility. The Good Samaritan Society was able to apply for a rebate from Missouri River Energy Services to assist with the expense. Missouri River Energy Services provided the Good Samaritan Society with $6,903 in rebates for the upgrades. This project will continue to save the Good Samaritan Society for years to come with the reduction in energy usage long-term.

Lighting Improvements Save Nearly $10,000 Per Year

With an electric bill of nearly $200,000 per year, management for the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center (DLCCC) decided to retrofit its building’s lighting system to save energy and reduce electric costs. The 99,000 square-foot DLCCC is comprised of a 45,000 square-foot cultural center (converted from a school in 2001) and a 54,000 square-foot fitness and aquatic center built in 2000. It is home to a gym, pool, indoor play structure, meeting spaces, a learning center, senior center, and an 800-seat theatre.

Total Ag Receives Rebates For Energy Efficiency

Total Ag recently completed its new facility in Hillsboro, and received $17,791 in rebates using the Bright Energy Solutions programs for new lighting, solar blocking window film, regulated speed air compressor, variable frequency drives, geothermal system, and an Energy Star® washer. Total Ag applied for the rebates through the City of Hillsboro (N.D.) and Missouri River Energy Services (MRES). This project will continue to save Total Ag for years to come with the reduction in peak energy usage. The total estimated savings for this project is 40 kilowatts (kW) of demand monthly and 210,469 kilowatt-hours (kWh) in energy annually over building the facility to code levels. In addition to the energy savings, the facility also has state-of-the-art fixtures, bulbs, and equipment that have a longer life than previous technology; also saving on maintenance costs in the future.