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Allen County gets $55,000 from energy project

Statement as issued Tuesday by Indiana Michigan Power:

FORT WAYNE, IN, FEBRUARY 11, 2014 – Today, Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) presented the Allen County Board of Commissioners a check worth nearly $55,000 for participating in a building optimization project at the Edwin J. Rousseau Centre. The project will reduce the building’s future energy usage by 2.4 million kilowatt hours per year.

“We are happy to support Allen County in reducing energy usage through our incentive programs,” said Paul Chodak, Indiana Michigan Power’s President and Chief Operating Officer.

The building optimization project, which included installing control dampers and CO2 censors in the 217,000 sq.ft. building, will help reduce energy usage by regulating the building’s airflow and air temperature. The project qualified under the Retro-Commissioning Lite Program, one of I&M’s energy efficiency programs for commercial and industrial customers.

“This is a double-win for our citizens and taxpayers. Thanks to the incentive from I&M, we were basically able to complete the total project without using any county funds. In addition we will be saving $117,000 in operational costs”, said Commissioner Therese Brown, president of the Allen County Board of Commissioners.

Incentives are available for this and other qualifying energy efficiency upgrades to I&M’s Indiana business customers. Through the program, customers work with program-approved service providers who help identify system improvements and efficiency measures. Energy saving incentives are available to help offset the cost of implementation of the new efficiency measures. A few of the benefits of participation include – improved tenant comfort, enhanced building performance, and extended life expectancy of equipment.

For more information about how your business can participate in the Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency program or about becoming a service provider, visit www.ElectricIdeas.com or call 1-888-444-9085.

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