Two PSE&G Energy Efficiency Programs Win ACEEE Awards
... Utility's Multifamily Housing and Hospital Energy Efficiency Programs
Lauded for Effectiveness and Innovation ...
NEWARK, N.J., March 27, 2013
NEWARK, N.J., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --As part of their Third National
Review of Exemplary Energy Efficiency Programs, the American Council for an
Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) recently recognized two Public Service
Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) energy efficiency programs for outstanding
effectiveness and innovation. The utility's Residential Multifamily Housing
Program was honored as an "exemplary" program, while the PSE&G Hospital
Efficiency Program was lauded with an "honorable mention." The ACEEE review is
a national awards program that honors America's leading energy efficiency
initiatives. PSE&G is New Jersey's oldest and largest regulated gas and
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"Our Multifamily Housing Program has made thousands of apartments more energy
efficient for their occupants and our Hospital Efficiency Program is currently
helping 28 hospitals in New Jersey reduce their utility bills, decrease their
maintenance costs and improve patient comfort," said Joe Forline, vice
president - customer solutions, PSE&G. "We're making these and other
investments that provide for much better use of energy in market segments that
would otherwise be overlooked, so it's rewarding for us to see these programs
get the kind of national praise and attention they deserve."
Programs selected for honors by ACEEE were judged especially noteworthy for
their effectiveness and innovation in helping customers achieve greater levels
of energy efficiency in their homes, businesses, and industries.
"These programs are delivering energy savings that are critical in helping
customers reduce their energy costs, plus they make an important environmental
contribution by reducing pollution from the use of fossil fuels," noted
ACEEE's Utilities Program Director Dan York, Ph.D. "ACEEE conducted this
national review to recognize these outstanding energy efficiency initiatives
and honor the people and organizations responsible for their success."
PSE&G's $39 million Residential Multifamily Housing Program helps multifamily
housing complexes become more energy efficient and allows renters to realize
the benefits of living in an energy efficient building. The program has
proven to be highly successful in terms of customer participation to date with
more than 500 buildings having over 16,000 individual apartments enrolled or
active in the program; of which nearly 50 percent are senior housing. There
are also more than 100 additional buildings with over 5,000 living units
currently undergoing application review.
PSE&G's Hospital Efficiency Program is a $129 million initiative that provides
an investment grade audit at no cost to the customer, then proposes various
cost effective energy conservation measures that make a substantial impact on
the hospital's energy efficiency. PSE&G provides up-front funding for the
total cost of a project and the hospital repays a portion on their PSE&G
utility bill at zero percent interest over 36 months.To date, 28 hospitals
either have completed or are currently undergoing significant energy
efficiency upgrades through the program. The PSE&G Hospital Efficiency Program
is one of only four programs in the U.S. that specifically targets hospitals
for energy efficiency improvements and the only program where the utility
bears all of the upfront capital costs.
Both programs currently have waiting lists of applicants and PSE&G is hoping
to expand these initiatives in the near future.
Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey's oldest and
largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly
three-quarters of the state's population.PSE&G is the winner of the
Reliability One Award for superior electric system reliability. PSE&G is a
subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG),
a diversified energy company (www.pseg.com).
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