January 21, 2020

Valley Queen Cheese receives rebate from Otter Tail Power Company

Completes energy-efficiency upgrades

With the help of rebates from Otter Tail Power Company, Valley Queen Cheese recently completed several energy-efficient upgrades.

Improvements consisted of replacing approximately 350 interior lights with light-emitting diode (LED) technology and adding adjustable-speed drives.  

Otter Tail Power Company provided a rebate of $106,230 for these energy-efficient upgrades. Projected savings from the lighting upgrade alone are almost 820,000 kilowatt-hours annually—the same usage as approximately 75 residential homes. “Reinvesting in facilities to lower operating costs is a great way for businesses to lower energy use and reduce expenses,” said Otter Tail Power Company Energy Management Representative Brad Nelson. “By completing these energy-efficient upgrades, Valley Queen Cheese will see a savings of approximately $57,400 a year on energy costs.”

Otter Tail Power Company provides rebates, grants, education, and special programs to encourage individuals and businesses to use electricity wisely. To learn more about LED lighting rebates, energy-efficient motors, or other energy-saving options, visit otpco.com.

Photo caption: Otter Tail Power Company Operations Manager Scott Wiese (left) and Otter Tail Power Company Energy Management Representative Brad Nelson (right) present a check to Valley Queen Cheese Maintenance Manager Jason Humpton for the business’ energy-efficient upgrades.