From Staff Reports

As a participant in Oncor’s Small Business Direct Install Program, Corsicana and Navarro County Chamber of Commerce recently received an incentive payment to support the energy-saving upgrades which covered the cost of the entire project. The incentive funds provided by Oncor were administered to help offset the cost of the energy efficiency project completed at the Corsicana & Navarro County Chamber of Commerce Administration Building.

The incentive amount was determined by the total amount of energy and demand savings the project will save as a result of its efforts. The Corsicana & Navarro County Chamber of Commerce Administration Building will save approximately 26,682 kWh (kilowatt-hours) of energy annually, equivalent to the carbon dioxide emissions of more than 1,299 gallons of gasoline, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculations.

“The support we’ve received from Oncor has been a tremendous help in the progress and completion of this particular energy efficiency project,” said Colleen Cox, Vice President of Operations at the Corsicana & Navarro County Chamber of Commerce. “We’re excited about the savings, as well as the opportunity to improve our infrastructure and increase the energy efficiency of our facilities.”

The upgrades came as result of Corsicana & Navarro County Chamber of Commerce’s participation in the Oncor Small Business Direct Install (SBDI) Program, which offers monetary incentives to Oncor metered small commercial customers who implement qualifying energy-saving projects within the Oncor service area. The territory excludes the following counties: Dallas, Tarrant, Rockwall, Denton and Collin.

The resulting projects are mutually beneficial for the companies they serve through energy cost savings, and in turn they reduce demand on the state’s electric grid. Qualifying upgrades include, lighting upgrades, refrigeration equipment.

“For more than 20 years, we have been excited to offer energy efficiency programs to support the implementation of energy-efficient upgrades to small commercial properties,” Garry Jones, energy efficiency director at Oncor. “It’s been truly rewarding to watch these cost savings be redistributed back to the communities Oncor serves while supporting efficiency measures for those same communities’ future generations.”

Oncor’s group of qualified service providers include energy efficiency providers, retail electric providers (REPs), contractors, energy service companies and self-sponsors. For more information about the Oncor Small Business Direct Install Program, please visit www.takealoadofftexas.com, call toll-free 1.866.728.3674 or email energyefficiency@oncor.com.  If interested in becoming a service provider visit www.eepm.oncor.com.

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About WLS Lighting Systems

Established in 1969, WLS Lighting Systems is a full-service commercial lighting company focused on energy-efficient lighting solutions for commercial exterior and interior lighting projects. WLS works with you from design through post-installation on both LED upgrades for existing properties and new construction projects. Our goal is to provide you with the finest lighting and controls solutions to meet your design and budgetary needs. WLS is on the cutting-edge of lighting design and technologies including developing netLiNK, the first site lighting wireless controls system for the shopping center industry in 2010.  WLS provides the utmost value in design and product choices that are sustainable, aesthetically pleasing, and enhances value in the project/property. With the experience of 7500+ completed projects, WLS knows the importance of staying on budget which meets or exceeds project team member’s expectations.

About Oncor

Headquartered in Dallas, Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC is a regulated electricity distribution and transmission business that uses superior asset management skills to provide reliable electricity delivery to consumers. Oncor (together with its subsidiaries) operates the largest distribution and transmission system in Texas, delivering power to more than 3.8 million homes and businesses and operating more than 139,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines in Texas. While Oncor is owned by two investors (indirect majority owner, Sempra, and minority owner, Texas Transmission Investment LLC), Oncor is managed by its Board of Directors, which is comprised of a majority of disinterested directors.

About Take A Load Off, Texas

Take A Load Off, Texas is a portfolio of energy efficiency programs provided and implemented by Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC (Oncor) as part of its commitment to reduce energy consumption and demand for residential and non-residential consumers. For more information about Oncor’s energy efficiency programs, visit www.takealoadofftexas.com.

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