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NYSEG presents rebate check to Broome County

By: Nicky Hickling |

Director of the Office of Energy Development Margaret Scarinzi was joined by Deputy Broome County Executive John Bernardo to accept a rebate check from NYSEG for nearly $130,000.

The rebate comes from a recently completed energy efficiency project in which the County installed new LED light fixtures in the basement of the County Office Building.

“I want to applaud the Office for Energy Development for finding another way to help the County save money, while reducing our footprint on the environment,” says Broome County Executive Debbie Preston. “We are looking at any and all ways to save money, and this is a perfect example of that.”

According to the County, the Public Works Department installed 655 new 40 watt LED light fixtures in the basement parking garage, replacing older 100 watt metal halide lights.

The change is expected to save the County nearly 246 thousand kilowatt hours per year.

“Not only is the basement parking area brighter, it’s also saving us hundreds of thousands of kilowatt hours every year,” says Margaret Scarinzi, director of the Office of Energy Development. “And the best part is, the rebate almost covered the cost of the entire project.”

The rebate from NYSEG is part of its Commercial and Industrial Rebate Program.

“We are pleased to have supported Broome County on a project of this magnitude,” said Mark S. Lynch, president and CEO of NYSEG and RG&E. “This project is one more example of the success of our energy efficiency programs in helping local governments, businesses and residents save energy and money.”