Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Solano County Small Businesses Enjoy Lower Energy Bills Through Energy Watch Participation

         More than 100 small businesses participated in Solano Energy Watch last year and are now enjoying reduced energy bills and updated lighting and refrigeration. J.Paul Harrington, Solano Economic Development Corporation representative, said Solano Energy Watch (SEW) reduced recurring, annual, energy costs for participants by more than $200,000 in 2014.[1]

          Harrington said SEW is a new program for Solano EDC. The program gives businesses the opportunity to receive a no cost energy audit, and savings program that can result in reduced lighting and refrigeration bills.
           “It’s an easy process which begins with a comprehensive No Cost energy evaluation." Harrington said. "We process the rebates and help find the right contractor for the job. In some cases, the rebates can cover up to 100% of the project cost. In 2014 alone, we have saved the businesses of Solano County over 2 million kilowatt hours.”

          Solano EDC President, Sandy Person said, “We see this program as part of our efforts to increase the economic vitality of the businesses of Solano County by helping businesses save energy and add to their bottom line.”
           The Solano EDC is a non-profit public private partnership delivering professional economic development services and working with collaborative relationships on a local, regional and state level to ensure Solano is recognized as a strategic location for industry growth and retention.       

          Harrington said the mission of SEW is simple: “We want to help reduce your energy use and save you money.”
          To schedule a no cost, no obligation energy evaluation, call the 24 hour hotline 707-639-1044.
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If you would like more information about this topic visit www.solanocounty.com/energywatch

or contact JPaul Harrington at 707-864-1855 or email at jpaul@solanoedc.org.

Solano Energy Watch is funded by California Utility customers and is administered by Pacific Gas and Electric Company under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

[1] Footnote: The energy costs reduction of $200,000 was calculated based on a $0.10 per kWh electricity charge.