ATLANTA — Georgia Power is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its Commercial Energy Efficiency program in 2016. Since its launch in 2011, the program has helped thousands of commercial customers save money and energy through consultations and resources with additional rebates for incorporating energy efficiency improvements. 2015 was the program’s most successful year yet with more than $12 million in rebates issued to Georgia businesses and customers reducing total energy use by more than 307 million kilowatt hours.

“A consistent focus on energy efficiency in facility improvements, even minor adjustments, can yield substantial savings for large customers,” said Michele Wagner, energy efficiency director for Georgia Power. “The Commercial Energy Efficiency program has been so successful in just a short period because of its thoughtful combination of resources and rebates as well as customized programs with personalized service.”

Organizations and companies which have engaged in the Commercial Energy Efficiency program are broad and diverse. Customers enjoying energy savings through the program include AT&T, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Delta, Kroger, the University of Georgia, and Walmart. Some of the most popular energy efficiency upgrades include new construction lighting and lighting retrofits, energy efficient HVAC systems, and upgrading to LED lighting in refrigerated display cases.

Georgia Power’s Commercial Energy Efficiency program offers educational resources and rebates to all commercial customers including school systems, universities, hospitals, museums, and more. For more information, visit

Publication date: 6/13/2016

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