Roseville Electric lighting program earns recognition

Named ‘Best Energy Program’ for medium-size utility
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Roseville Electric's small business lighting program was recently named Best Energy Program for a medium-size utility by the California Municipal Utility Association.

The public utility provider used funds from the federal government's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant to provide rebates to small businesses that upgraded to more efficient lighting.

"Contractor-driven rebate programs benefit the customers, the utility and help support the local economy. This was the best way to get federal funds aimed at stimulating the economy into the local economy quickly," said Electric Retail Energy Services Supervisor Marty Bailey, in a news release.

The program reduces utility bills, lowers Roseville Electric's overall energy demand and supports lighting contractors.

By offering contractors higher rebate incentives, the utility provided small business customers with a complete lighting overhaul for little or no out-of-pocket cost, according to the release.

~ Sena Christian