News Release: 8/22/2019
For Immediate Release: August 22, 2019
Media Contact: Kathleen O’Shea, OG&E (405) 553-3395
OG&E rewards ABB with $544,000 rebate for lighting upgrades
LED retrofit and networked lighting controls will provide ABB with long-term energy savings
FORT SMITH, Ark. – Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E) has presented ABB of Fort Smith, Arkansas, with a $544,000 rebated check for a LED lighting retrofit and networked controls project the company undertook in 2018. The check is the largest lighting rebate check OG&E has given in its Arkansas territory.
“Many companies in Arkansas have experienced the benefits of our Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency programs, and we’ve been proud to distribute rebate checks in Arkansas for energy efficiency improvements,” said Robin Arnold, Lead Program Manager at OG&E. “The project with ABB is a tremendous success story for this program.”
ABB decided to undertake this project with OG&E due to the significant energy savings as well as the reduction in peak demand and maintenance costs the project would provide.
The project included the installation of new LED light fixtures throughout the ABB campus, with particular emphasis on the main motor plant and the “bays” building. The fixtures, in conjunction with the lighting controls and occupancy sensors, have the ability to dim and complete shut off after a specified time interval of not occupancy. The networked lighting system also can run custom occupancy schedules.
The combination of the reduced wattage LED fixtures, advanced network controls, occupancy sensing and daylight harvesting will net about 700,000 to 1 million kWh in energy savings annually.
“While we’re excited about the rebate check, we’re even more pleased with the long-term energy savings the fixtures and lighting controls will provide,” said Johnny McKusker, Head of NEMA Motor Operations. “We’re thankful to OG&E for assisting us in a project that will benefit our business and community.”
Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), is Oklahoma’s largest electric utility. For more than a century, we have provided customers in Oklahoma and western Arkansas the safe, reliable electricity needed to power their businesses and homes at rates below the national average. Our employees are committed to generating and delivering electricity, protecting the environment and providing excellent service to our 852,000 customers. OG&E has 6,976 MW of electric generation capacity fueled by low-sulfur coal, natural gas, wind and solar. OG&E employees live, work and volunteer in the communities we serve. For more information about OG&E, visit our website at http://www.oge.com or follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ogepower, Instagram: @ogepower, and Twitter: @OGandE
ABB (NYSE: ABB) is a leader in digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. In the US, ABB has invested $14 billion in the past nine years, operates over 65 manufacturing facilities and employs approximately 24,000 people.