SmartWatt Energy Helps TECT Power Save More Than 69% Per Year In Total Lighting Costs With Lighting Retrofit

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SmartWatt conducted a construction-grade energy audit of the plant, shops and offices, then designed a value-engineered plan to replace TECT Power's existing lighting system with an energy-efficient fluorescent lighting system. The lighting retrofit project will pay for itself in 15 months.

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TECT Power Manufacturing Plant, Utica, NY

This project was completed to TECT's complete satisfaction. SmartWatt provided excellent communication and cooperation during the entire project. We are very pleased with the improved appearance of our plant and the savings realized.

TECT Power, a manufacturer of a variety of engine-ready components for an impressive array of aerospace and industrial gas turbine customers, is now saving more than 69% per year in total lighting costs after a SmartWatt Energy, Inc. lighting retrofit at their Utica, NY, manufacturing plant. SmartWatt conducted a construction-grade energy audit of the plant, shops and offices, then designed a value-engineered plan to replace TECT Power’s existing lighting system with an energy-efficient fluorescent lighting system. The lighting retrofit project will pay for itself in 15 months.

“This project was completed to TECT’s complete satisfaction. SmartWatt provided excellent communication and cooperation during the entire project,” said Michael Finlay, Plant Maintenance Manager for TECT Power’s Utica Plant. “We are very pleased with the improved appearance of our plant and the savings realized from this lighting improvement project.”

The new energy-efficient lighting, installed by SmartWatt, will save $118,069 and 1,653,601 kWh of electricity per year. The project came with a utility incentive from National Grid’s Large Business Energy Reduction Program of $147,720, which SmartWatt facilitated as part of their turnkey service. This energy saving project has removed pollutants from the air and will have the same effect on the environment as planting 363 acres of trees.

ABOUT SMARTWATT ENERGY, INC.

SmartWatt Energy, Inc., is a leading nationwide provider of turnkey energy-efficiency solutions. SmartWatt Energy is dedicated to lowering businesses’ operational costs through demand-side energy-reduction strategies. SmartWatt Energy provides whole building energy assessments and implements lighting retrofits, variable-frequency drives and control system enhancements to help commercial, industrial, government and utility customers meet their sustainability goals. SmartWatt Energy’s energy-efficiency services include construction-grade energy audits, value-engineered designs, self-performed installations, utility incentive procurement, facilitation of EPAct 2005 tax deductions and maintenance support.

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