The Great Divide Reduces Energy Consumption with the Black Hills Energy Small & Medium Business Direct Install Program

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The Great Divide of Pueblo, CO, has dramatically reduced its energy usage and environmental impact as a result of energy-efficient lighting upgrades at its business. The lighting upgrades, completed by SmartWatt Energy via the Black Hills Energy Small & Medium Business Direct Install Program, have reduced The Great Divide’s energy consumption by 17,809 kWh, which is equivalent to removing 27,701 pounds of carbon dioxide from the environment per year.

The Great Divide of Pueblo, CO, has dramatically reduced its energy usage and environmental impact as a result of energy-efficient lighting upgrades at its business. The lighting upgrades, completed by SmartWatt Energy via the Black Hills Energy Small & Medium Business Direct Install Program, have reduced The Great Divide’s energy consumption by 17,809 kWh, which is equivalent to removing 27,701 pounds of carbon dioxide from the environment per year.

SmartWatt Energy conducted an energy evaluation of all interior lighting systems in The Great Divide’s retail and service shop and then engineered a solution to replace the existing lighting systems with high-efficiency fluorescent lighting fixtures. In addition to improving the quality and quantity of the store’s lighting, the new lighting system has resulted in $194 in monthly energy savings and a Black Hills Energy rebate of $4,022.

The Black Hills Energy Small & Medium Business Direct Install Program provides a rebate of up to 60% to help businesses with an average demand use of 350 kW or less per month conduct energy-efficiency upgrades. SmartWatt Energy, the administrator and implementation contractor for the program, provides a free energy evaluation, recommended energy-efficiency upgrade measures and interest-free financing for the businesses’ remaining portion of the costs.

ABOUT SMARTWATT ENERGY, INC.

SmartWatt Energy is a unique energy-efficiency firm. It provides turnkey solutions for utilities, commercial, industrial and institutional clients and also develops proprietary software that streamlines internal workflow processes and provides comprehensive program reporting. SmartWatt Energy’s three divisions use cutting-edge technologies, design and processes to take on and solve their customer’s toughest sustainability challenges:

  • The Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Division works with end-use customers throughout the United States to design and install multi-measure energy-efficiency projects. Clients look to SmartWatt Energy to provide large-scale savings through turnkey energy auditing, engineering, project management and installation services.
  • The Utility Division contracts directly with utilities to manage their commercial energy efficiency programs. SmartWatt Energy’s vertically integrated program delivery platform ensures utility program success and customer satisfaction, because all elements of the utility program are handled by a talented, integrated, cross-functional team.
  • The Software Development Division creates customized, proprietary software applications to increase efficiencies and provide added value to utilities and national accounts clients.

SmartWatt Energy has won an Inc. magazine “Hire Power” award and has been named the “5th Fastest Growing Private Engineering Company in the United States” on the magazine’s annual 5000 list. For more information, visit http://www.smartwattinc.com.

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