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City of Staples Rebates Lakewood Health System for Efficiency

The City of Staples Rebates Lakewood Health System for Efficiency

Staples, MN. – The City of Staples presented Lakewood Health System a check in the amount of $18,880 as part of the Bright Energy Solutions® (BES) rebate program. This program encourages energy-efficient choices by offering cash for the purchase of qualifying equipment. The ultimate goal of this program is to help customers save money on their electrical usage and help control the use of a valuable resource.

Lynn Rice, Vice President of Support Services, accepted the check on behalf of Lakewood Health System. Doug Bendorf with Staples Public Utilities and Amy Collins with Missouri River Energy Services helped secure the rebate for the hospital and presented the check. Rice stated that the Lakewood Health System is very happy with the energy efficiency upgrades, which included new cooling equipment and all new LED lighting.

By choosing the more efficient equipment, the hospital is estimated to save 212,546 kilowatt-hours annually and reduce its peak usage by 52.55 kilowatts each month. In addition to the rebate, these choices could mean savings of more than $20,000 each year on the company’s electric bill. The electric savings alone is enough to provide electricity to 18 homes a year.

The City of Staples offers no-cost walk-throughs for its commercial customers to help them understand their electrical rates, usage, and ways to reduce their consumption. These visits provide valuable data on how customers are able to reduce their utility bills for many years to come. To apply for cash incentives, customers must complete an application form and provide the required documentation to the City of Staples. The utility currently offers cash rebates to qualified customers for many commercial and industrial programs. Additionally, the City of Staples has rebates available for residential appliances, light bulbs, and heating and cooling equipment and air conditioner tune-ups.

Bright Energy Solutions is offered to customers of participating municipal utilities who are members of Missouri River Energy Services. For more information about the BES incentives, or to schedule a business energy-conservation walk-through, contact the utility at 218-894-2550 or visit

Missouri River Energy Services is a not-for-profit joint-action agency that provides electric power and other energy services to 61 municipal electric utilities in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The organization is headquartered in Sioux Falls, S.D.