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UGI Presents Rebate Check to Department of Corrections for Energy Efficiency Improvements at SCI-Retreat

UGI presented an Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) rebate check today to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections for energy efficiency improvements at State Correctional Institution (SCI) – Retreat, Hunlock Creek.

SCI-Retreat received the rebate, totaling $7,118.76, through the custom project rebate provision of UGI’s EE&C Program. SCI-Retreat converted 21 of their perimeter security lighting stations to LED lighting.

SmartWatt Energy, Inc. evaluated and performed the analysis for the installation of the new energy efficient equipment. The project is expected to save SCI-Retreat nearly 67,000 kilowatts of electric usage annually, with an annual reduction of more their $7,000 on their annual electric bill.

“UGI commends the Department of Corrections on the investment made to SCI-Retreat,” Robert Stoyko, UGI vice president of customer relations, said. “Installation of innovative, energy efficiency technology at government facilities translates to taxpayer savings.”

SCI – Retreat acknowledged the value of the EE&C program in completing the project.

“In these times of challenging government budgets, SCI – Retreat appreciates the cooperation of UGI in helping support cost saving initiatives,” Kip Tutorow, Corrections Facility Maintenance Manager II, said. “We are looking forward to continuing to work with UGI on additional lighting upgrades throughout the facility and exploring additional energy savings initiative.”

The UGI EE&C program is designed to achieve lower electric usage and lower overall energy costs for customers. The program includes residential customer rebates for fuel switching from electric to natural gas for residential space heating, water heating and clothes drying and a recycling program for older refrigerators and freezers. Residential and commercial customers are eligible for rebate programs that include fuel switching from electric water heaters to solar thermal water heaters, installation of high-efficiency electric appliances. Commercial customers are eligible for rebates for combined heat and power projects, as well as custom projects such a lighting retrofits.

UGI Utilities is a natural gas and electric utility with headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania. UGI serves 680,000 customers in 45 Pennsylvania counties and one county in Maryland.  Customers and community members are invited to visit the UGI website at www.ugi.com; our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ugiutilities; or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities.

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