Tuesday, February 05, 2008From a press release issued by Alliant Energy:
MADISON, WI – February 5, 2008 – Wisconsin Power and Light (WPL), an Alliant Energy company, completed 192 energy conservation projects in partnership with its business and farm customers last year. The projects saved enough energy to power more than 7,000 homes, heat another 4,500 residences and remove the equivalent annual greenhouse gas emissions of nearly 12,000 passenger vehicles.
The reduction in energy consumption was realized through WPL’s Shared Savings program - an initiative that assists industrial, commercial and agricultural customers with identification and implementation of energy efficiency projects - and invests the capital to finance them. In 2007, WPL provided over $40 million in low-interest financing to help its customers “go green” and implement energy-saving measures.
“While it’s the trendy thing these days to talk about “going green” or “being green”, WPL and its business and farm customers have actually been working together on energy conservation and efficiency projects since 1987 with our Shared Savings program,” said Donna Braatz, WPL Director - Sales and Strategic Accounts. “In fact, over the past ten years alone, WPL has invested $404 million in customer facilities, saving the equivalent amount of electricity generated by a 250-megawatt power plant.”