Albany, NY—March 13, 2012—National Grid announced at their First Annual Energy Solutions Partners Recognition Dinner that SmartWatt Energy was the recipient of three Energy Solutions Partner Awards for their exceptional energy savings performance as part of National Grid’s 2011 Large Business Program in New York.
This unique program is comprised of pre-qualified turnkey energy efficiency contractors, and is geared toward increasing the energy efficiency of large commercial and industrial businesses in Upstate New York through lighting retrofits. Business customers with an average demand use of more than 100 kW of energy per month will qualify for the Program, in which SmartWatt Energy provides complimentary commercial energy audits and National Grid provides rebates of up to 50 percent of the cost of the installation of energy efficient lighting.
The first two awards recognized SmartWatt Energy for being a “Champion Partner,” providing outstanding energy savings and service to their customers in the Albany and Syracuse, NY areas and the third award was for being a “Distinguished Partner,” providing outstanding energy savings and service to customers statewide. In total, SmartWatt saved large business customers in New York 9,744Mwh in 2011, approximately nine times the savings they originally forecasted.
“We are proud of our team’s performance in the Large Business Program throughout the state,” said Tarek El-Gohary, SmartWatt Energy’s Vice President of East Coast Operations. “The generous National Grid incentives have made it easier for our engineers to design cost-effective energy efficiency projects for customers such as grocery stores, cold storage warehouses, municipalities and food processing plants.”
SmartWatt Energy is also the sole contractor for National Grid’s Small Business Direct Install Program in Central and Northern New York, which provides energy audits, incentives and financing for small business customers with an average demand of 100 kW or less per month.
ABOUT SMARTWATT ENERGY, INC.
SmartWatt Energy, Inc., is a leading nationwide provider of turnkey energy-efficiency solutions. SmartWatt Energy is dedicated to lowering businesses’ operational costs through energy-reduction strategies. SmartWatt Energy provides whole building energy assessments and implements lighting retrofits, VFD upgrades, control system enhancements, ECM upgrades, and more to help commercial, industrial, government and utility customers meet their sustainability goals. SmartWatt Energy’s energy-efficiency services include construction-grade energy audits, value-engineered designs, self-performed installations, utility incentive procurement, facilitation of EPAct 2005 tax deductions and maintenance support. For more information, visit www.smartwattinc.com.