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Energy Efficiency Awards Presented to NHU Customers

Heather Hintz accepts the Energy Efficiency Improvement Award on behalf of Homestead Care Center

On Wednesday, April 25 New Holstein Utilities hosted an Energy Efficiency Meeting for its large commercial and industrial customers.  Energy efficiency improvement awards for 2010 - 2011 were presented to three NHU customers.

The three awards were presented to:

  • Stell's Piggly Wiggly - 296,631 Kilowatt-hours saved
  • New Holstein Public Library - 75,318 Kilowatt-hours saved
  • Homestead Care Center - 39,728 Kilowatt-hours saved

In addition to the awards presentation, representatives from New Holstien Utilities and Wisconsin Focus on Energy (FOE) discussed the energy efficiency programs that are currently being offered to business customers. Some of the FOE programs were recently changed so businesses looking at making energy efficiency improvements should investigate the options available to them. 

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Library Director Barb Weber and Library Board Chairperson James Flora accepted the Energy Efficiency Improvement Award for the New Holstein Library.

New Holstein Utilities continues to offer cash incentives and a Shared Savings (financing) program. The Shared Savings program is designed to provide a positive cash flow to businesses for completing energy efficiency projects. Through Shared Savings, qualified projects are eligible for up to $50,000 for up to five years with a 2% administrative fee.

Also, NHU is willing to work with customers to pay for a portion of energy efficiency studies to investigate the feasibility of energy efficiency projects. Customers who are interested in these programs should contact Frank Barth, NHU's Energy Services Representative, for more information.


Randy Jaeckels, NHU's General Manager, participated in the evening's discussion by addressing current electric industry trends. He discussed how regulatory issues are impacting the electric utility and ultimately the customers. He also discussed the recent electric rate increase and the future of utility costs for NHU customers.