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Allegany County Receives Nearly $40,000 for Exterior Lighting Upgrades

Allegany County, Md., January 2, 2019 ¬–– In a check presentation ceremony on December 11, Potomac Edison awarded Allegany County Commissioners with $39,525 in incentives for energy-efficient upgrades.

The check was presented to the County by Potomac Edison’s Energy Solutions for Business Program for installation of qualified energy-efficient lighting at three different facilities. The project included the addition of LED lighting to the exterior of the County Detention Center, Oldtown Roads Garage and the Allegany County Fairgrounds to provide quality outdoor lighting and a safer environment for workers and patrons.

The upgrades are expected to save the County more than 143,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) combined for all three locations, which is equivalent to the energy used to power the average Maryland home for more than 11 years.

Potomac Edison’s Energy Solutions for Business Program offers rebates to Maryland commercial and industrial customers for qualified upgrades to more energy-efficient lighting, which not only helps save energy but also provides longer lasting, brighter and significantly less maintenance than the traditional outdoor lighting.

“This is a great example of how utility-offered programs can help local government get projects done,” said Bruce Smith, Building Maintenance Superintendent. “We were upgrading our aging facility one small project at a time. But thanks to Potomac Edison, we were able to get bigger jobs done, and look forward to more to come in 2019.”