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Commercial energy efficiency projects bring Longmont closer to sustainable goals

Energy saved could power almost 650 homes for a year
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NEWS RELEASE
LONGMONT POWER & COMMUNICATIONS
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Longmont’s largest electric customers are saving enough energy to power nearly 650 Longmont homes for a year, according to the City’s electric utility, Longmont Power & Communications.

That savings – a total of 5.2 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) – came from the energy efficiency projects of 22 commercial-rate customers, which qualified for $1 million in rebates from the utility’s Efficiency Works program. LPC said the projects will save the businesses an estimated $410,000 a year in utility costs while also helping to create a more sustainable Longmont.

“As a community, we’ve become very conscious of where our energy comes from and how it’s generated,” said LPC Executive Director David Hornbacher. “When we’re equally conscious about how we use that energy, it can make a big difference for all of us. I applaud these customers for their remarkable efforts and all of our customers for the steps they take every day to save energy and make a better community.”

The efficiency projects include LED lighting upgrades, improved insulation, refrigeration efficiencies, new chillers, improved controls, and motor and pump variable frequency drives (VFDs).

The companies who were recognized included: Avedon Engineering, Inc.; Cambrex Corporation; Centura Health – Longmont United Hospital; Circle Graphics; the City of Longmont; Cushman & Wakefield; Dire Wolf Ventures, LLC; the Federal Aviation Administration, GCC Holding LP; Intrado; King Soopers; Lowe’s; Magno Seed, LLC; NEOTech; Novartis Gene Therapies; Oskar Blues Brewery; Royal Crest Dairy; Safeway; Seagate Technology; the St. Vrain Valley School District; Walmart; and Xilinx, Inc.

Efficiency Works is a collaborative program among the cities of Longmont, Loveland, Fort Collins and Estes Park to help homes and businesses save energy, water and money. The program offers information, coaching, rebates and incentives for efficiency upgrades. More information can be found online at www.efficiencyworks.org.

Businesses that want to take advantage of Efficiency Works resources in 2021 can contact the program by going to the website or emailing business@efficiencyworks.org.

About Longmont Power & Communications

Longmont Power & Communications has been Longmont’s municipally-owned electric utility since 1912, with a dedicated, innovative team that connects the community to affordable, reliable, and environmentally responsible electric services. We are “Power For Life,” empowering our community’s transition to a sustainable, carbon-free future. To learn more, visit www.longmontcolorado.gov/lpc.

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