JACKSON, Mich., May 16,
2012/PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy
awarded more than $2 millionin
incentives to commercial and industrial
customers in the first quarter to help fund
697 energy efficiency projects that provide
These projects are saving the 664
participating customers an estimated
$2.4 millionin energy costs
annually. This represents savings of 20.7
million kWh of electricity and more than
112,020 thousand cubic feet (Mcf) of natural
gas annually. That's enough energy to
serve about 2,600 residential electric
customers and about 1,080 residential natural
gas customers for a year.
Business Solutions, the energy efficiency
program for commercial and industrial
customers, is part of Consumers Energy's
comprehensive energy efficiency effort, which
stems from the state's comprehensive 2008
"When it comes to energy,
Michigan's businesses and
schools are becoming leaner and greener as
they tap the resources available from our
Business Solutions program," said
Fred Alatalo, business energy
efficiency operations director for Consumers
Energy. "Our incentives help customers
install energy efficient equipment that will
provide them with long-term savings."
To learn more about Consumers Energy's
energy efficiency programs for business and
residential customers and how to apply for
incentives, please visit www.consumersenergy.com.
Here's a list of some of the customers
that received energy efficiency incentives in
the first three months of 2012:
-- Allegan Metal Finishing,
efficient lighting, saving 81,328 kWh
-- Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply
Corp., Au Gres:
$111,306for the installation of
variable-frequency drives on two pump motors,
saving 1,532,658 kWh annually.
-- Viking Corp., Hastings:
$19,475for efficient lighting,
saving 269,913 kWh annually.
-- Thornapple Kellogg Schools,
$350for high efficiency furnace
installation in maintenance offices, saving
15 Mcf annually.
-- Denso Manufacturing Michigan Inc.,
$98,841for efficient lighting,
saving 1,235,520 kWh annually.
-- Kellogg Company, Battle
Creek: $26,471for the
installation of pump bypasses, saving 330,887
-- City of Battle Creek,
$16,770for efficient lighting,
saving 139,405 kWh annually.
-- Great Lakes Tissue,
$200,000for a paper dryer
modification, saving 3,750,000 kWh annually.
-- Swartz CreekCommunity
Schools, Swartz Creek:
$3,677for boiler tune ups,
saving 964 Mcf annually.
-- DavisonCommunity Schools,
boiler tune ups, saving 1,401 Mcf annually.
-- University of Michigan -
Flint, Flint: $15,000for
efficient lighting for parking ramp, saving
91,650 kWh annually.
-- LansingSchool District,
$138,390for seven mechanical
retrofit projects, saving 10,000 Mcf
-- Southbend Associates LP,
new construction incentives, saving 128 Mcf
-- General Services Administration - U.S.
$28,720for lighting upgrades,
saving 360,000 kWh annually.
-- Northwest Community Schools:
$10,393for lighting upgrades and
boiler enhancements, saving 137,523kWh and
1,000 Mcf annually.
-- Jackson Intermediate School District,
lighting upgrades, saving 65,547 kWh
-- JacksonPublic Schools,
lighting upgrades and boiler enhancements,
saving 168,144 kWh and 3,837 Mcf annually.
-- Jackson Community College,
boiler testing, saving 1,197 Mcf annually.
-- Interact LEED CS, Kalamazoo:
$6,960for new construction
incentives, saving 48,916 kWh and 181.7 Mcf
-- Zylstra Greenhouses,
$20,930for HVAC work, heat
curtains and infra-red film, saving 11,235
-- Landscape Forms, Kalamazoo:
$930for lighting upgrades,
saving 38,688 kWh annually.
-- Kalamazoo College,
$2,100for lighting upgrades,
saving 21,052 kWh and annually.
-- MidlandPublic Schools,
lighting upgrades, saving 437,900 kWh
-- Chemical Bank, Midland:
$22,780for lighting upgrades,
saving 115,000 kWh annually.
-- Automotive Casting Technologies, Inc.,
$45,795for lighting upgrades,
saving 107,000 kWh annually.
-- Grand Valley State
$51,180for lighting upgrades,
saving 670,000 kWh annually.
-- Covenant Health Care,
chiller and air handler replacement, saving
433,362 kWh annually.
-- Ovid Elsie Area Schools,
Elsie: $4,700for boiler tune
ups, saving 872 Mcf annually.
Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of
CMS Energy, provides natural gas and
electricity to 6.8 million of
Michigan's 10 million
residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
For more information regarding Consumers
Energy, access our website at: www.consumersenergy.com
SOURCE Consumers Energy
Terry DeDoes, +1-517-374-2159, or Dan Bishop,