Energy Management Collaborative Secures $450,000 in Incentives for Ohio T12 and Other Lighting Projects

Kristi Everson

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Plymouth, MN (June 15, 2015) – Energy Management Collaborative (EMC), a nationwide provider of innovative lighting and service solutions, was awarded $450,000 in incentives through the AEP Ohio Bid4efficiency Program. These incentive dollars are the only funding available for retrofit projects to replace outdated T12 fluorescent lighting in industrial and commercial buildings located in Ohio.

“We are pleased to be awarded the opportunity to apply these incentive dollars to projects that improve lighting and deliver energy and bottom line savings to Ohio-based customers,” said Katie Quam, EMC customer incentives manager. “With standard and prescriptive T12 rebates no longer available, it’s a great way to realize savings when updating this outdated technology,” she said.

The Bid4efficiency program targets manufacturers and commercial consumers located in Ohio who seek ways to reduce energy spending by 25% or more.

“It’s ideal for those with square footage exceeding 100,000, who wouldn’t benefit from custom and prescriptive incentives, which are capped at $25,000,” said Quam.

EMC handles the incentives process as part of the overall project management it provides. “Those who’ve applied for rebate and incentive programs in the past know how much work goes into securing those dollars,” said Quam. “We’re experienced working with AEP Ohio and have already done the heavy lifting to obtain this funding so our customers don’t have to complete the paperwork.”

Energy efficiency projects receiving funds through the Bid4efficiency Program must be located in AEP Ohio’s service territory and completed before November 15, 2015. For more information about how EMC can help you, contact us.

Energy Management Collaborative (@EMC_2003) provides state-of-the-art lighting conversion systems and service solutions in a broad range of industrial, commercial and retail facilities in North and South America. Since 2003, the company's turnkey project management approach, EnergyMAXX, has helped its customers assess and implement each project phase, bringing an immediate and positive impact to their bottom line.