TWO RIVERS – A Manitowoc healthcare provider is healthier (in more ways than one) thanks to energy efficiency projects made possible by Focus on Energy.
Focus on Energy provided a $9,099 incentive for upgrades to lighting, controls, windows, ventilation and water heating equipment at Holy Family Memorial’s lakefront campus in Two Rivers.
WPPI Energy, which supplies energy for the Two Rivers Water & Light utility, provided a $3,000 incentive for the energy efficiency projects.
As Wisconsin’s energy efficiency and renewable energy program, Focus on Energy partners with 108 Wisconsin electric and natural gas utilities. It works with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
The efficiency improvements are estimated to save more than 100,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity annually. The annual reduction in energy consumption is the environmental equivalent of removing 325 cars from the road, planting over 160 acres of trees, avoiding the burning of more than 475 tons of coal or preventing 800 tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.
“This incentive award is evidence of our commitment to the environment,” said Jane Curran-Meuli, Holy Family Memorial’s chief operating officer and executive vice president. “Energy conservation programs have helped HFM reduce our environmental footprint and energy bills. The incentives we received from WPPI Energy and Focus on Energy will allow us to continue our sustainability efforts to reduce our energy use and carbon output. These kind of savings help HFM keep healthcare costs in this community lower.”
Founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, Holy Family Memorial is the largest provider of comprehensive healthcare services in Manitowoc County.
Two Rivers Water & Light, WPPI Energy and Focus on Energy programs help residential, commercial, agricultural, institutional, and industrial customers save energy. Their energy conservation efforts help Wisconsinites manage energy usage, conserve resources and promote in-state economic development.
“We’re always trying to keep businesses competitive in our communities,” said Ken Kozak, Two Rivers Water & Light’s electric department director. “Though providing safe, reliable and affordable power is always our first priority, partnering with our customers to help them use their energy resources wisely is also of key importance.”
Representatives from Two Rivers Water & Light, WPPI Energy and Focus on Energy presented Holy Family Memorial with incentive checks for a grand total of $12,099 as a result of efficiency measures implemented at HFM Lakefront Campus in Two Rivers.
About Focus on Energy
Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities' statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program funded by the state's investor-owned energy utilities and participating municipal and electric cooperative utilities. Focus on Energy works with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Focus on Energy information, resources and financial incentives help to implement projects that otherwise would not be completed. Its efforts help Wisconsin residents and businesses manage rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment and control Wisconsin's growing demand for electricity and natural gas. For more information call 800.762.7077 or visit www.focusonenergy.com.