The City of Ketchum received $13,185 from Idaho Power Co. for completing energy-efficiency upgrades. Company officials presented the incentive check to Mayor Randy Hall and City Administrator Gary Marks for upgrades to the city’s fire, street and park facilities.
Ketchum worked with Ryan Lighting Group and Idaho Power to make energy-efficient lighting upgrades that will reduce the city’s energy costs and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its lighting, Idaho Power said in its Weekly Update newsletter June 7.
The upgrades will save the city more than $6,500 in electric bills per year compared to using the old lighting, Idaho Power said. That equates to an approximate savings of 109,877 kilowatt hours per year, enough electricity to power eight average-sized homes in the Idaho Power service area for one year, the company said.
Idaho Power’s Custom Efficiency Program is a cash incentive program for large commercial and industrial customers who undertake complex projects to improve the efficiency of their electrical systems or processes, the company said.