Holy Family Memorial received more than $12,000 from WPPI Energy and Focus on Energy in financial incentives as a result of participation in energy efficiency programs offered through Two Rivers Water & Light energy for efficiency measures implemented at the new HFM Lakefront Campus in Two Rivers.
HFM received an incentive of $3,000 from WPPI Energy in addition to a $9,099 incentive from Focus on Energy. WPPI Energy, headquartered in Sun Prairie, WI, provides power and services to Two Rivers Water & Light plus 50 other municipal utilities, located in Wisconsin, Michigan’s UP and Iowa. Focus on Energy is Wisconsin’s Statewide Energy Efficiency & Renewable Resource Program.
The efficiency improvements, which included LED lighting and controls, efficient windows and HVAC/water heating equipment, are estimated to save more than 100,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity annually. The annual reduction in energy consumption is the environmental equivalent of removing 325 cars from the road, planting over 160 acres of trees, avoiding the burning of more than 475 tons of coal or preventing 800 tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.
“This incentive award is evidence of our commitment to the environment,” said Jane Curran-Meuli, chief operating officer and executive vice president at HFM. “Energy conservation programs have helped HFM reduce our environmental footprint and energy bills. The incentives we received from WPPI Energy and Focus on Energy will allow us to continue our sustainability efforts to reduce our energy use and carbon output. These kind of savings help HFM keep healthcare costs in this community lower.”
Two Rivers Water & Light, WPPI Energy and Focus on Energy programs help all customers—residential, commercial, agricultural, institutional, and industrial—save energy. Those energy conservation efforts help Wisconsin customers manage rising energy costs, protect the environment, promote in-state economic development, and control Wisconsin’s growing demand for electricity.
“We’re always trying to keep businesses competitive in our communities,” said Ken Kozak, electric department director, Two Rivers Water & Light. “Though providing safe, reliable and affordable power is always our first priority, partnering with our customers to help them use their energy resources wisely is also of key importance.”