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Lansing BWL | How Can Customers Get “Renewable-Ready”?

Michigan Business Beat
May 21, 2019 10:00 AM


Chris Holman welcomes John Krzystowczyk, Energy Analyst, Environmental Services Department, Lansing B.W.L., Lansing, MI, to the studio to discuss several energy topics.
To hear John and Chris discuss renewable energy click play on the PodCasts below.

Primarily they discuss how can customers get “renewable-ready”?
John explains how customers sometimes overlook the savings associated with energy efficiency projects. He talks about a recent commercial customer who wanted to go 100% solar and after they did a bunch of energy efficiency projects, the number of panels required to cover his electric load dropped substantially.

Next, what kind of programs or offerings do you have for business customers to become “renewable-ready”?
John touches on BWL's Commercial and Industrial energy efficiency rebates as well as our special Small Business offering (essentially higher incentives for customers that qualify as small businesses).

Once a commercial customer invests in energy efficiency upgrades, what are the next steps they need to take with BWL to install solar?
John explains their process and provide a few recommendations for customers. He also mentions BWL’s solar rebate and how to apply.

Are there other options for customers to invest in renewable energy with BWL?
Finally John covers something that several of our commercial customers have approached them with, which is “Corporate Sustainability Goals”.

There are other potential options such as our GreenWise Program and potential for additional community solar arrays in the future...

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