October 12, 2022

Efficiency Smart is excited to announce the launch of energy efficiency services for Hillsdale Board of Public Utilities customers. Efficiency Smart offers several services and financial incentives designed to help residents and businesses reduce their electric use and save money.

“We are excited to bring the Efficiency Smart program to our electric customers,” said Hillsdale Board of Public Utilities Director David Mackie. “As a public power utility, we believe in educating our community about energy efficiency and empowering our customers to make smart choices about energy usage.”

Efficiency Smart’s residential services are designed around lowering electric use and making homes more comfortable. Residential initiatives include guidance on reducing electric use, discounts on energy-efficient lighting and rebates for energy-saving appliances.

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

  • Installs 10 LEDs can save approximately $40 annually
  • Recycles a second refrigerator could save up to $150 in annual electric costs
  • Manages their electric usage with a smart thermostat could save approximately $70 in annual electric costs

Business customers also have many ways to save energy and money. Efficiency Smart offers hands-on support, including technical assistance and financial incentives to encourage the installation of energy-efficient technologies. Example projects include lighting, compressed air and HVAC.

“We are excited for the opportunity to work with the Hillsdale Board of Public Utilities,” said Sean Clement, Director of Operations for Efficiency Smart. “The board has shown a commitment to energy efficiency, which is a cost-effective way for utilities to reduce their customers’ electric bills, reduce power supply costs, and contribute to local economic development. We look forward to working together with Hillsdale to ensure a successful partnership.”

Hillsdale is expected to save approximately 1,887 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy over the course of its three-year contract period. The 1,887 MWh savings is roughly equivalent to the annual electric usage of more than 260 homes. In addition, Hillsdale is expected to reduce its summer peak by 233 kilowatts (kW). Reducing both electric usage and summer peak lowers costs for the Hillsdale Board of Public utilities and its electric customers.

For more information about the energy efficiency services available for Hillsdale Board of Public Utilities customers, visit www.efficiencysmart.org/hillsdale-michigan or call 877-889-3777.