CentraCare Health Melrose received $5,200 from Melrose Public Utilities for energy savings it implemented throughout the center. CentraCare Health earned the incentives by participating in the Bright Energy Solutions® program, which encourages energy-efficient choices for utility customers by offering cash incentives for equipment that uses less electricity.
Three local entities have been honored by the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities for their exceptional energy efficiency efforts. Northwestern College, MOC-Floyd Valley Community Schools, and Orange City Health System were among only 10 municipal utility customers throughout the state receiving Customer Recognition Awards at the IAMU Energy Conference in Des Moines earlier this month. Bryan Gerritson, Orange City director of public works, accepted plaques on the customers’ behalf.
Wadena Light and Water presented Azure Eye Clinic a check in the amount of $3,536.70 as part of the Bright Energy Solutions® rebate program. This program encourages energy efficient choices by offering cash incentives for qualifying equipment. The ultimate goal of this program is to help customers, like this new eye care center, save money on their electrical usage and help control the use of a valuable resource.
ClayCo Care Center recently replaced its incandescent screw-in bulbs with LED bulbs at its facility in Barnesville, Minn. The center applied for rebates from Barnesville Municipal Utilities and the Bright Energy Solutions program, and received a check totaling nearly $2,460. The total estimated savings for this project is more than 12 kilowatts of demand reduction monthly and nearly 90,000 kilowatt-hours in energy annually. In addition to energy savings, the bulbs have a longer life than previous technology, and will help save on maintenance costs in the future.