April 16, 2018
Otter Tail Power Company presented a $52,750 rebate check to the city of Red Lake Falls for upgrading interior and exterior lighting to energy efficient light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs.
The city upgraded lighting in nine city-owned buildings and on roadways. Projected savings are more than 230,000 kilowatt-hours annually—the same usage as approximately 21 homes. Installation of motion sensors that turn lights off in unused areas of the buildings further reduces energy costs and lengthens LED life. “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 Roger Garton. “It’s encouraging to see a city lead by example when it comes to efficient lighting.”
In fall 2017 Otter Tail Power Company performed energy walkthroughs at many businesses in Red Lake Falls through the company’s Commercial Direct Install Program. During the free energy assessments, the company identified efficient lighting opportunities at area businesses eligible for rebates. “These quick, easy, and affordable measures have a direct and immediate impact on reducing energy bills,” said Garton.
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 the Commercial Direct Install Program or other energy-saving options visit otpco.com.
Photo caption: Red Lake Falls Mayor Allen Bertilrud accepts a rebate check from Otter Tail Power Company Energy Management Representative Roger Garton for the city’s LED lighting upgrade.