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MSC of the City of New Castle and DEMEC Introduce Energy Efficiency Program for MSC Electric Customers

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

The Municipal Services Commission (MSC) of the City of New Castle, in partnership with the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC), is excited to introduce an energy efficiency program to provide incentives and rebates for customers looking to lower their electric bills. In coordination with Efficiency Smart, the DEMEC Energy Efficiency Program features options to help residential and business customers find solutions that work best for them.

MSC electric customers can go to today to find product rebates, free meter loans, discounted products, and technical assistance. If a customer has recently upgraded to an energy efficient appliance such as a refrigerator, ceiling fan, washer or dryer they may already be eligible to receive a rebate.

By taking advantage of these options, residents can reduce their energy consumption and save on their electric bills. For example, a resident who:

  • Replaces 10 of his or her most frequently used incandescent light bulbs with LEDs could save approximately $100 dollars in annual electric costs
  • Plugs appliances and electronics into an advanced powerstrip could save up to $100 in annual electric costs
  • Manages his or her electric usage with an advanced thermostat could save approximately $70 in annual electric costs

Business customers also have many ways to save energy and money.

Small to mid-sized companies that use up to 500,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy annually have more than 90 standardized rebates available for implementing common energy efficiency measures through Efficiency Smart’s Business Energy Rebates (BER) program. Example projects include lighting, compressed air, food service equipment, and HVAC.

Businesses that use more than 500,000 kWh of electricity annually have access to tailored services with dedicated account management, customized financial incentives and technical assistance through Efficiency Smart’s Custom program.

Many companies that have completed projects with Efficiency Smart have realized significant reductions in their energy consumption, often between five to 20 percent of their total energy use. These energy reductions have translated to cost savings for companies. Small business projects completed through Efficiency Smart to date have averaged more than $1,600 in annual energy cost savings while larger business projects have averaged in excess of $9,300 annually.

DEMEC’s program is designed to help customers save more money by using less energy. Dozens of promotions are offered throughout the year. From LED lighting to household appliances to engineered redesigns, there are several ways to participate. For more details, visit the MSC’s Efficiency Smart web page or call 877-889-3777.