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Make saving energy your business in 2015 with commercial rebates
By Scott Wudel on January 22, 2015
Last year, more than 300 local businesses earned $8.6 million in rebates from CPS Energy when they upgraded lights, heating and air conditioning and other systems.
Those upgrades also meant substantial and permanent decreases in their utility bills. Let 2015 be the year your company, whether a large business with multiple facilities or a small shop, takes advantage of our commercial rebate program.
You can increase your company’s energy efficiency most dramatically by upgrading lighting systems or improving heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Check out some of the companies already making the most of these programs:
Thanks to advanced lighting technologies like LEDs, there has never been a better time to upgrade the lighting in your facility or building. High-efficiency upgrades can save your business energy and money while improving the light quality and output in your buildings. You even can upgrade outdoor lighting and make a big difference. Businesses, large or small, are eligible for Commercial Lighting Rebates, regardless of the size of the upgrade.
HVAC systems typically consume the largest portion of energy in a commercial or industrial facility. Using a more energy-efficient HVAC system will not only maintain a comfortable environment for building occupants, but can have a significant impact on your company’s energy bill. CPS Energy offers rebates on the installation of high-efficiency HVAC, Package Terminal Air Conditioners, Package Terminal Heat Pumps and Chillers.
“Saving energy and picking up rebates isn’t anything new for local businesses,” noted Dan Kahn, a program administrator for CPS Energy’s commercial rebates. “These businesses made money by saving, and reduced our community’s energy use by nearly 16.5 megawatts.”
If you’re not ready to invest in new equipment, our Demand Response program pays businesses to reduce their energy use during critical periods of peak demand, such as hot summer days. Our large commercial and industrial customers enrolled in the program work with our staff to identify opportunities for reduction. When companies achieve these energy-saving targets, they receive valuable financial incentives.
“We show businesses ways to reduce demand that won’t hurt the business or their customers,” said Rick Luna, CPS Energy’s manager of product and portfolio development. “Paying businesses to cut back for a few critical hours several times a summer costs far less than firing up extra power plants.”
Demand Response can even work for a small shop. It’s often as easy as upgrading to a programmable thermostat like our Smart Thermostat or the Nest Thermostat Rush Hour Rewards program. These devices save energy and offer rebate incentives for participating each summer.
If you’d like to learn more about how your business can save in 2015, call your business account manager or check out cpsenergysavers.com.