Having worked to reduce energy costs at local facilities most of my career, I am happy to be part of a program that will benefit thousands of small and medium-sized businesses in the area
Pueblo, CO (PRWEB) October 24, 2012
SmartWatt Energy, Inc. and Black Hills Energy will be sponsoring Friday’s Latino Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at the Olde Town Carriage House in Pueblo, CO. The event, which will be held from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, will feature a presentation about [Black Hills Energy’s Small- and Medium-Sized Business Lighting Direct-Install Program in the utility’s Colorado electric service territory.
Under the program, SmartWatt Energy performs complimentary energy evaluations and provides customized proposals detailing energy efficient recommendations for Black Hills Energy’s small- and medium-sized business customers. SmartWatt Energy also oversees installation of all Program energy-efficiency upgrades, which will be performed by local contractors. Eligible Program measures include high-efficiency lighting upgrades, lighting controls, LED exit signs, occupancy sensors, and commercial refrigeration measures, all of which are provided by locally-based contractors. SmartWatt Energy recently opened an office in Pueblo to serve eligible customers and has been hiring locally.
“We are off to a great start and looking forward to helping more Black Hills customers save money and energy,” said Mark Gazette, Program Manager at SmartWatt Energy. “Having worked to reduce energy costs at local facilities most of my career, I am happy to be part of a program that will benefit the thousands of small and medium-sized businesses in the area who qualify for the Program.”
Small- and medium-size business customers in Black Hills Energy’s southeastern Colorado electric service territory, with an average monthly demand of 350 kW or less, qualify for the program, with Black Hills Energy providing incentives of up to 60 percent of the equipment and installation costs. SmartWatt Energy will provide interest-free financing for the remaining portion of project costs.
ABOUT SMARTWATT ENERGY, INC.
SmartWatt Energy, Inc., is a leading nationwide provider of turnkey energy-efficiency solutions. We are dedicated to lowering businesses’ operational costs by implementing proven, cost effective energy-reduction strategies. SmartWatt Energy provides whole building energy assessments and implements lighting and mechanical upgrades to help commercial, industrial, government and utility customers meet their sustainability goals. Our energy-efficiency services include construction-grade energy evaluations, value-engineered designs, self-performed installations, utility incentive processing, facilitation of EPAct 2005 tax deductions and maintenance support. For more information, visit http://www.smartwattinc.com.
ABOUT BLACK HILLS ENERGY
Black Hills/Colorado Electric Utility Company, LP d/b/a Black Hills Energy serves 94,000 electric customers in 21 southeastern Colorado communities. Black Hills Energy is a subsidiary of Black Hills Corp., a diversified energy company with a tradition of exemplary service and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Black Hills Corp. is based in Rapid City, S.D., with corporate offices in Denver and Papillion, Neb. Black Hills Corp. serves 765,000 natural gas and electric utility customers in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming, and its non-regulated businesses generate wholesale electricity and produce natural gas, oil and coal. Black Hills’ 2,000 employees partner to produce results that are improving life with energy. More information is available at http://www.blackhillscorp.com.