Empower Federal Credit Union of Central New York Saves $2,745 Per Month on Utility Bill With National Grid’s Small Business Services Program

Empower Federal Credit Union, a Central New York–based bank, is saving $2,745 per month after exterior LED lighting upgrades at seven of its branches. The lighting upgrades, preformed by SmartWatt Energy, yielded a $69,161 rebate through the National Grid Small Business Services Program.

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Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) May 07, 2013

Empower Federal Credit Union, a Central New York–based bank, is saving $2,745 per month after exterior LED lighting upgrades at seven of its branches. The lighting upgrades, preformed by SmartWatt Energy, yielded a $69,161 rebate through the National Grid Small Business Services Program.

SmartWatt Energy completed a complimentary energy analysis of all outdoor lighting and proposed a plan to replace the lighting at Empower Federal Credit Union’s existing exterior parking lot, building and drive-through canopy with energy-efficient LEDs throughout the seven branches. According to National Grid, the entire project will have an average payback period of 14 months. In addition to dramatic improvements to exterior lighting quality, the energy savings project is estimated to provide the same benefit to the environment as planting 5,359 trees or recycling 78.3 tons of waste per year, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculations.

SmartWatt Energy is the administrator and implementation contractor for National Grid's Small Business Services Program in Central and Northern New York. The National Grid Small Business Services Program helps businesses with an average peak demand of 100 kW or less per month conduct energy-efficient upgrade measures. Through this program, SmartWatt Energy will provide a complimentary energy analysis. National Grid will pay up to 70 percent of the installation costs completed by SmartWatt Energy, and finance the remaining amount interest-free for up to two years.

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.