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Subject:   Fifty million kilowatt-hours saved through conservation
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3/5/2007  11:00:00 AM
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Fifty million kilowatt-hours saved through conservation
Energy conservation pays off to the tune of $3 million for nine City Light customers

SEATTLE — Nine organizations that participated in Seattle City Light’s Energy Smart Services in 2006 will be recognized for their efforts to conserve electricity by Mayor Greg Nickels and City Light Superintendent Jorge Carrasco at a luncheon Thursday, March 8.

The organizations each saved from 20,000 to 5 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and earned rebates of $6,800 to $1 million for installing energy-efficient lighting, HVAC, controls, and other qualifying measures. Together they earned just over $3 million in rebates and saved more than 17 million kilowatt-hours of electricity.

Customers being recognized are the United States Postal Service, UNICO Properties, the University of Washington, St. Gobain, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Jorgensen Forge, Kennedy-Wilson Properties Northwest LLC, BRE Properties and Highland Refrigeration.

More than 300 businesses and organizations participated last year in Energy Smart Services, which offers a number of customized approaches to help medium and large commercial customers as well as industrial customers reduce their energy use. The program reimburses medium to large-size businesses up to 60 percent of the cost of installing energy-saving equipment. Altogether, they saved 50 million kilowatt-hours of energy and qualified for $8 million in rebates.

The luncheon will be held in the Bertha Landes Room, First Floor, City Hall, 600 4th Ave., downtown. Members of the media are invited to attend. Please RSVP to Allison Leighton at Seattle City Light’s Conservation Resources Division, (206) 615-1195 or by email at allison.leighton@seattle.gov.



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