Website: http://www.maine.gov/mpuc/, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTACT: Nicole Clegg, 207-287-8519, 207-310-0123 (cell) Nicole.Clegg@maine.gov
February 1, 2007
Report finds PUC program reduced electricity use by more than 74 million kilowatts in 2006
“Energy efficiency is
the fastest, easiest, most cost-effective approach to reducing carbon pollution
and Efficiency Maine is helping
Efficiency Maine’s comprehensive approach works with, among others, large and small businesses, schools, municipalities and trades people to help them make smart energy efficient choices that will ultimately save money. The 2006 Annual Report features a number of successes from the previous year including: lighting upgrades made at B&M Baked Beans, saving the company $135,590; a 500% increase in the purchase of compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and other efficient light products by Mainers saving more than $23 million; the replacement of 2,500 out-of-date refrigerators in low-income housing saving more than $2.7 million; and the training of more than 300 facility managers of how to reduce energy costs for their buildings saving nearly $5 million.
The 2006 annual report for Efficiency Maine can be located at: http://www.efficiencymaine.com/pdf/MPUCfinalreport.pdf
The Public Utilities Commission is committed to ensuring that consumers have access to safe and reliable service for public utilities and that the rates for these utilities are just and reasonable. PUC programs include Maine Enhanced 911 Service, Dig Safe, and Efficiency Maine.
arrange an interview with Chairman Adams, Commissioner Reishus, or Commissioner
Vendean Vafiades, please contact Nicole Clegg at 207.287.8519 or by e-mail at email@example.com. The Commission’s website, www.maine.gov/mpuc , may be
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