Utility incentives help Louisiana GE plant - Smart Energy Decisions

Demand Management, Energy Efficiency, Industrial, Utilities  -  October 28, 2016

Lighting retrofit at Louisiana GE plant saves $32k

General Electric has completed the first of seven phases of energy efficiency retrofits planned for its Shreveport, La., plant. 

The now-completed lighting retrofit replaced 280 T5HO fluorescent high bays with 140 LED lights, and its expected to provide an estimated annual savings of $32,000, according to a news release from the GE Energy Connections plant's utility, American Electric Power utility subsidiary Southwestern Electric Power Co., or SWEPCO.

Following completion of the lighting retrofit, GE received a $30,000 incentive check from SWEPCO as part of the utility's program to encourage energy efficiency projects for commercial and industrial customers in Louisana. 

The next phases planned for the facility involve similar retrofits throughout the remainder of the plant, including the continued replacement of LED high bays on the plant floor. Later phases will include LED retrofits in the office spaces and common areas to complete the facility.

The complete energy efficiency retrofit will save the  GE plant approximately $171,000 per year in electricity costs, according to the release. 

"GE Energy Connections' Shreveport plant is committed to helping save our natural resources," facilities manager Douglas Bridges said in a statement. "Finding a partner like SWEPCO to work with has provided an opportunity to not only improve our lighting throughout the facility, but to minimize our eco footprint."

Tags: AEP, GE

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