How Rebates Can Help
Despite efforts to curb demand, US energy consumption continues to grow rapidly. To help meet their customers' needs, utilities must either build new power plants, or reduce demand. Saving one kilowatt-hour through energy efficiency improvements is one-third the cost of any new source of electricity supply making.* These significant cost savings have enticed many utilities to develop rebate programs for customers who reduce their electrical usage.
Lighting systems are a very attractive target for utilities looking to reduce the energy demand, since lighting consumes 20% of all electricity in the world.** Many utilities across the US offer rebates for advanced lighting solutions that can help customers save energy instantly without sacrificing light quality. The lower initial costs make the payback period of the investment much more attractive.
Taking full advantage of these programs can...
- Reduce the initial project cost.
- Save money on your electric bills.
- Help the environment by reducing hazardous emissions from electricity generation.
- Help comply with local legislation and federal requirements.
*. American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy. "Saving Energy Cost-Effectively" September 2009, Report Number U092
**/ www.enn.com, Environmental News Network, “Let there be light—for the next 35 years: the green gift that keeps on giving”; 2007