Nov. 9, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy awarded nearly
in incentives to commercial and industrial customers in the third quarter of 2012 to help fund 996 energy efficiency projects that provide long-term savings.
These projects are saving the 959 participating customers an estimated
in energy costs annually. The energy saved through the projects is enough to serve more than 5,000 residential electric customers and nearly 800 residential natural gas customers for a year.
Business Solutions, the energy efficiency incentive program for commercial and industrial customers, is part of Consumers Energy's comprehensive energy efficiency effort, which stems from the state's comprehensive 2008 energy law.
"These Business Solutions incentives are helping
schools and businesses cut costs now for energy efficiency projects that in turn will reduce operating costs for years to come," said
, business energy efficiency operations director for Consumers Energy. "This program highlights one way Consumers Energy is keeping its promise to provide customers with a good energy value."
To learn more about Consumers Energy's energy efficiency programs for business and residential customers and how to apply for incentives, please visit
Here's a list of some of the customers that received energy efficiency incentives in the third quarter of 2012:
for lighting upgrades, saving 893,740 kWh annually.
for high efficiency chiller, geothermal heat pumps and other improvements, saving 1.7 million kWh annually.
-- Asmo Manufacturing,
for lighting upgrades, saving 35,172 kWh annually.
-- Musashi Auto Parts Michigan,
for lighting upgrade, saving 9,000 kWh annually.
-- Ralcorp Holdings,
for a compressed air audit, saving 374,400 kWh annually.
-- II Stanley,
for lighting upgrades, saving 13,728 kWh annually.
for a compressed air energy audit, saving 936,000 kWh annually.
University of Michigan-Flint
for lighting upgrades, saving 15,532 kWh annually.
-- Flint Community Schools, Flint:
for air-cooled chillers, saving 171,646 kWh annually.
-- Genesee Packaging Inc., Flint:
for a lighting retrofit, saving 105,984 kWh annually.
-- Lifecare, Inc.,
for a chiller upgrade, saving 39,807 kWh annually.
-- Hinman Lake LLC, Portage:
for a variable frequency drive in their HVAC system, saving 36,020 kWh annually.
-- Ottawa Area Intermediate School District,
for efficient indoor and outdoor lighting, saving 78,994 kWh annually.
-- Caraustar Industries, Inc.,
for lighting upgrades, saving 257,954 kWh annually.
-- Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance,
for two projects to achieve Energy Star Certification, saving 9,650 kWh annually.
Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy, provides natural gas and electricity to 6.8 million of
's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
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