Efficiency Maine’s programs have helped thousands of businesses and residents save energy and money, and have reduced electricity costs for the state through reduced electricity demand. Savings from these projects total over $1 billion dollars since 2002. Read more below about how Maine businesses and residents are using Efficiency Maine programs to save energy and increase their bottom line. Please note that results and finances are unique to each project and are dependent on fluctuating energy prices, available incentives, and site-specific features.
Portland Dry Goods worked with Efficiency Maine to replace 90 PAR20 bulbs and 10 MR16 window display lights with energy-saving LEDs. In doing so they inspired other Old Port retailers to make similar upgrades.
With the help of Efficiency Maine's Distributor Screw-In LED Program, Furniture Superstore in South Portland replaced its 800 75-watt PAR30 incandescent bulbs with 13-watt LEDs. Electricity savings is estimated to be $22,800 per year.
With help from Efficiency Maine’s Commercial & Industrial Custom Program, St. Mary’s Health System installed a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) unit in Lewiston. The new system generates electricity on site, using the waste heat for various domestic hot water needs in the facility.