Michigan Agency for Energy
Rick Snyder, Governor
Anne Armstrong Cusack, Executive Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — December 17, 2018
Contact: Nick Assendelft 517-284-8300
Customer Assistance: 800-292-9555
Program helps small manufacturers in the U.P. cut energy waste
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Energy Office (MEO) announced it has awarded Independent Machine Co. in Escanaba a $9,750 rebate for energy efficiency improvements at the small manufacturer.
“As part of the Small Manufacturers Energy Waste Reduction Incentive Pilot program, the company matched the rebate to install a power monitoring and control system across their manufacturing operations to implement a range of energy saving procedures, such as soft motor starts and efficient LED light operation,” explained Robert Jackson, director of the MEO, which is part of the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE).
Energy waste reduction activities in the Upper Peninsula are an important part of the MAE’s focus to help businesses reduce their energy use and lower their costs, making them more competitive, noted Anne Armstrong Cusack, MAE executive director.
“By monitoring various equipment and lighting power consumption, we will be able to target high cost scenarios and implement cost saving techniques,” said Chris Doyle, president of the Independent Machine.
The company’s estimated annual electricity usage savings is 26,000 kilowatt-hours at a cost savings of $4,000.
To learn more about how to quality for the Small Manufacturers Energy Waste Reduction Incentive Pilot program, click here.
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