February 17, 2016
We partnered with Kenny’s Candy and Tuffy’s Pet Foods, both divisions of KLN Family Brands, on several energy-efficiency factory upgrades.
Kenny’s Candy participated in our Industrial Process Efficiency program, starting with an energy audit to discover the most cost-effective projects. Energy-efficiency improvements, which will save 1.4 million kilowatt-hours and $105,000 of electricity annually, include:
Kenny’s Candy also completed custom projects that are eligible for rebates when energy savings can be quantified through engineering analyses. The projects, which include preventive maintenance, upgraded chillers, and a new energy-efficient roof-top unit for heating, cooling, and ventilation, save an additional 117,000 kilowatt-hours and $8,775 annually.
Tuffy’s Pet Foods doubled its manufacturing output with a 180,000-square-foot state-of-the-art expansion. Working with us to ensure building efficiency resulted in saving millions of kilowatt-hours of electricity.
“Tuffy’s and Kenny’s Candy teams did an excellent job of determining which projects and upgrades they wanted to address and seeing those projects through,” said Otter Tail Power Company Senior Commercial Industrial Representative Chris Waltz. “Their kilowatt-hour savings will have a significant impact on their electricity use—and on their electric bills—in the months and years to come.”
“Chris and the Otter Tail Power Company team worked very closely with our Tuffy’s and Kenny’s Candy divisions in showing us ways to reduce energy use and costs,” said KLN Family Brands President Charlie Nelson. “We are seeing a quick payback through this process. The Otter Tail Power Company team was very accessible along the way and instrumental in keeping this process simple so that we could really embrace the program. KLN greatly appreciates the partnership.”
Our 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 at www.otpco.com/MNCIP.