North Central / Regional Reports

Energy Efficiency Incentives Aid Michigan Commercial and Industrial Businesses

November 21, 2011
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
JACKSON, Mich. — Consumers Energy awarded $4.3 million in incentives to fund 888 projects in the third quarter of 2011 to help Michigan commercial and industrial businesses become more energy efficient.

The utility said that, statewide, these projects are saving the 653 participating companies an estimated $2.9 million in energy costs annually. This represents savings of 52.9 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity and more than 106,005 thousand cubic feet (Mcf) of natural gas annually.

Consumers Energy’s energy efficiency program is called Business Solutions. “Our Business Solutions program continues to be very popular among our commercial and industrial customers,” said Fred Alatalo, the utility’s business energy efficiency operations director.

“Utilizing our incentive program to improve energy efficiency is a great strategy that provides long-term value for our customers. The program supports Michigan’s economic recovery by helping our business customers reach their goals of becoming more energy efficient and reducing their operating expenses,” Alatalo said.

Consumers Energy’s goal for 2011 is for Business Solutions energy savings to reach 134 million kWh and 366,000 Mcf. So far this year, 66.5 million kWh and 205,113 Mcf have been saved.

For more information about the utility’s energy efficiency programs for both businesses and residential customers, how to apply for incentives, and a list of participating contractors, visit www.consumersenergy.com.

Publication date: 11/21/2011

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Podcasts

NEWSmakers: Julian Scadden

Training is an ongoing process. Julian will discuss how you can generate maximum return on time and energy invested training by following a three part process. Listen to this podcast to get expert tips on training, tracking and follow up. 

More Podcasts

THE MAGAZINE

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 04-14-14 cover

2014 April 14

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

SERVICE CALLS POLL

Which statement on service calls best applies to your business?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con