Georgia Power joined the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) to mark the completion of the university's latest effort to conduct energy efficiency upgrades at two facilities on campus. During a special event at the Georgia Tech Environmental Biosystems Building, the company presented a rebate check for $500,000 to Georgia Tech as part of Georgia Power's Commercial Energy Efficiency program. The rebate is the largest single rebate ever issued through the company's Commercial Energy Efficiency Program.
Georgia Tech earned the rebate by completing various energy efficiency upgrades including upgrading water chillers that serve a large portion of the campus, replacing existing motors with high efficiency inverter rated motors and conversions of condenser water pumps. With the completion of these upgrades, Georgia Power estimates Georgia Tech will be able to save more than 16 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually.
"The Commercial Energy Efficiency Program is customizable, encouraging customers of all sizes to make impactful operational changes that help them save money and energy in a variety of ways," said Latanza Adjei, vice president of sales for Georgia Power. "We congratulate Georgia Tech for its leadership and commitment to energy efficiency and innovation throughout the university."
"We are honored to be recognized for our efforts in improving our energy efficiencies on campus," said Steve Swant, executive vice president for administration and finance at Georgia Tech. "Georgia Tech values practicing continuous improvements. By investing in energy efficient systems today, we reduce waste and also save money for many years to come."
Georgia Power has awarded more than $44 million in rebates through the Commercial Energy Efficiency program since the program's inception in 2011. The program includes educational resources, rebates and incentives available to all commercial customers such as school systems, universities, hospitals, museums and many more.
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