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Area businesses recognized for outstanding electricity savings
DENVER – Xcel Energy today recognized 12 Colorado businesses for their outstanding efforts to save energy. The awards honor commercial, industrial and small business customers in Colorado for participating in Xcel Energy’s energy efficiency programs.
These companies lowered their energy costs and reduced their impact on the environment. Collectively, they saved more than 46 million kilowatt-hours of electricity in a 12-month period. That’s the equivalent of taking more than 6,842 cars off the road.
Xcel Energy offers incentives, such as rebates and funding for energy efficiency studies, to its business and municipal customers to encourage them to make energy-efficient choices. The companies recognized today during Xcel Energy’s Energy Efficiency Open House at Coors Field chose more efficient equipment and processes for their facilities.
“Businesses are placing efficiency projects higher on the priority list now that they realize how much money can be saved,” said Lee Gabler, Xcel Energy director of Demand-side Management and Renewable Operations. “These awards are a way for businesses to share their accomplishments with employees and customers, and the open house is a way for us to continue to educate more customers about saving energy and money.”
The 12 award recipients are:
• MillerCoors Brewing Co., highest savings by a single customer: 13.5 million kilowatt-hours saved
• University Hospital, energy design assistance achievement award: 6.6 million kWh saved
• Lockheed Martin, process efficiency achievement award: 5.5 million kWh saved
• Leprino Foods, highest energy savings by a single location: 5.4 million kWh saved
• ViaWest, data center efficiency achievement award: 3.9 million kWh saved
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