Small Commercial Direct Install Program Offers Free Energy Efficiency Assessment, Equipment Upgrades, and Installation for Qualifying Businesses
Lancaster Choice Energy (LCE) is now offering Lancaster businesses free, simple ways to save on electricity costs through its new Small Commercial Direct Install Program. The program provides free energy efficiency assessments and upgrades to qualifying small business customers, helping them use less electricity and reduce their energy bill, while also decreasing carbon emissions and furthering the City’s Zero Net Energy initiatives.
LCE has contracted with skilled energy efficiency expert, FESS Energy Solutions, for the cost-saving Direct Install Program. After a business has reached out to LCE, FESS Energy Solutions will contact the business owners to schedule a visit to evaluate the energy efficiency of their facility – and suggest improvements. If the business owner agrees with the recommendations, FESS will coordinate with them to schedule a convenient time for the installation of new energy-efficient equipment. Equipment upgrades could range from LED, Fluorescent, and High-bay lighting to occupancy sensors, refrigeration strip curtains, and door closers – all designed to help local businesses become more eco-friendly, while saving on their electricity bill. Not only is the evaluation, equipment, and installation free, but businesses can also stay open during installation. Participating businesses must be located in Lancaster and be LCE customers.
LCE also offers the Energy Advisor Program for Lancaster residents who are LCE customers. This program evaluates the energy efficiency of residential homes through a short survey via phone with LCE’s Energy Advisors. The survey results in a free Energy Audit Report highlighting ways to use less energy. The personalized report lists free and low-cost ways to cut back energy usage (such as weatherization and efficiency upgrades) as well as provides information regarding available energy efficiency programs and rebates.
Both energy efficiency programs are funded by nearly $1.2 million from SCE’s Energy Efficiency Portfolio budget. Approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in April 2018, the programs will be offered for LCE customers until funds are exhausted.
LCE is offering the Direct Install program to qualifying small businesses with a peak electricity demand of 200kW or less per month. For more information, or to participate in either of LCE’s energy efficiency programs, call 661-723-6084
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