Hattiesburg recognized for energy efficiency efforts

Hattiesburg recognized for energy efficiency efforts

Mississippi Power recently presented the city of Hattiesburg with an incentive check for almost $46,000  as part of the company’s Large Commercial/Industrial Business Program, one of the company’s eight energy efficiency quick-start programs.

The city installed more than 2,600 high-efficiency light emitting diodes (LEDs) at 15 different locations around Hattiesburg, resulting in an energy savings of more than 124,000 kilowatt hours per year.

Some locations where LEDs are now in service include City Hall, Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport, police and fire stations, community centers and public parks.

“Mississippi Power has always been a great community partner for the city,” said Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree. “We hope this initiative will serve as an example to others on saving energy and money.”

In June 2014, the Mississippi Public Service Commission approved Mississippi Power’s Energy Efficiency program, which provides a variety of incentives for residential, commercial and industrial customers to promote energy savings. The city of Hattiesburg took advantage of the program, which provides facility walkthroughs and helps customers identify opportunities and analyze associated costs of the installation of energy efficiency measures.

“Mississippi Power has long supported energy efficiency efforts for our customers,” said Pine Belt Division Manager Michael Harvey. “The city of Hattiesburg has been a great partner to work with as they look for innovative ways to conserve energy.”

To learn more about the company’s Energy Efficiency programs, visit mississippipower.com/waystosave.

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