San Miguel Power Association, serving Colorado’s Western Slope, recently teamed up with Cooperative Business Lighting Partners and the town of Mountain Village, Colorado, to replace 4,828 conventional light bulbs with efficient LEDs, or light-emitting diodes.
The Relight Mountain Village program provided town residents with deeply discounted LED bulbs to improve lighting efficiency in their homes or businesses. Cooperative Business Lighting Partners sold a variety of LED bulbs at a reduced rate to Mountain Village residents. San Miguel funded the discount with a generous rebate passed through from its wholesale power provider, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, along with $20,000 from the town’s energy reduction projects budget.
Cooperative Business Lighting Partners estimates that the project will reduce the town’s overall energy use for lighting by 518,998 kilowatt-hours annually, and have a payback period of less than four months.
Learn more about this stunningly successful community program in SMPA’s December newsletter (page 2).
Source: San Miguel Power Association, 12/2/14