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Utility Helps City Reduce Costs with Lighting Upgrades

Press Release 1.27.2020
January 24, 2020

Markie Bscherer
(608) 825-1761

Utility Helps City Reduce Costs with Lighting Upgrades

Algoma Utilities has helped local municipal buildings afford the upfront costs of making energy efficiency improvements, resulting in big savings for the City of Algoma.

The City Hall, Library, Community Center, Fire Department and Public Works & Waste Water Treatment Facility received $3,225 from the utility’s wholesale power supplier, WPPI Energy, along with an additional incentive from Focus on Energy.

The lighting improvements will result in an energy reduction of 70,785 kWh per year. This is equivalent to the amount of energy spent by six to seven households each year, reducing the city’s carbon footprint and electric costs.

“As a locally owned, not-for-profit utility, we do what we can to help our city stay strong, contribute jobs, and keep more money here in the community,” said Pete Haack, General Manager of Algoma Utilities.

“Energy conservation is the most practical and effective way that we can help protect the environment and keep electric bills down for the long term. When we take steps to conserve, our community not only saves on energy costs, but it also helps to lessen demands on the local electric system.”