With the help of rebates from Otter Tail Power Company, Canby High School recently completed an energy-efficient lighting retrofit project.
The lighting retrofit, completed by Vlaminck Electric, consisted of replacing approximately 1,424 interior lights with light-emitting diode (LED) technology. LEDs are more energy-efficient when compared with other available lighting sources, using about 70 percent less energy than high-intensity discharge (HID) lighting. LEDs also have longer lives—lasting four to five times longer than HIDs—resulting in increased reliability and reduced maintenance costs.
Projected savings are almost 60,000 kilowatt-hours annually. “This project is a great example of capitalizing on an energy-efficiency opportunity to significantly reduce overall energy expense,” said Otter Tail Power Company Energy Management Representative Lori Moxness. “With our company’s $36,500 rebate, we project a two-year simple payback on this lighting project.”
Otter Tail Power Company provides rebates, grants, education, special programs, and financing to encourage individuals and businesses to use electricity wisely. To learn more about recommissioning, LED lighting rebates, or other energy-saving options, visit otpco.com.
Photo caption: Moxness (left) presented a rebate check to Canby High School Superintendent Ryan Nielson.