Bemidji Fire Station #1 on 5th Street Northwest has a brighter look. They’ve converted all interior building lights to light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs.
Otter Tail Power Company provided a rebate of $2,500 for this energy efficiency upgrade.
“It’s encouraging to see our public service agencies leading our communities in efficiency.” -- Otter Tail Power Company Energy Management Representative Roger Garton.
The project included a retrofit of all interior lighting fixtures. The station replaced fluorescent bulbs with LED bulbs, which use less energy and last longer, decreasing maintenance costs. “In addition to the rebate and lower monthly electric bills, they won’t be changing bulbs as frequently at the station,” said Garton. “They reduced their total wattage by more than 4,200 watts.” Because the city previously upgraded all exterior lights, the facility now is lit entirely by LEDs.
Otter Tail Power Company’s Minnesota Conservation Improvement Program provides rebates, grants, education, special programs, and financing to encourage individuals and businesses to use electricity wisely. Learn more about this program on our Ways To Save page.