ALLENTOWN, Pa., April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Electric Utilities customers are saving more than a quarter of a billion dollars per year on their electric bills by using the company's energy efficiency programs designed to help them use energy wisely.
At the same time, residents and businesses have cut their electricity usage by more than two billion kilowatt-hours per year -- the equivalent of taking 327,000 cars off the road.
"Saving energy is good for the pocketbook and for the planet," said Pete Cleff, manager of the company's energy efficiency programs. "And our customers will save even more in years to come."
Taking advantage of PPL Electric Utilities' large variety of energy efficiency programs, customers have installed energy efficient lights, insulated and weatherized their homes and businesses, received in-home energy audits, recycled old refrigerators, and put in energy efficient equipment like HVAC, refrigeration, water heaters and appliances.
Since 2010, PPL Electric Utilities customers have:
- Recycled more than 86,000 appliances
- Installed 13.8 million compact fluorescent and LED light bulbs
- Received more than $192 million in cash incentives such as rebates
Also, about 41,000 low-income customers received energy efficiency equipment and services. All told, hundreds of thousands of PPL's customers have participated in one or more of PPL's energy efficiency programs, including homes, businesses, commercial and industrial customers, and government and educational institutions.
There will be even more savings in years to come. In the next phase, which starts in June and runs through May 2021, PPL's energy efficiency programs are projected to save customers an additional 1.6 billion kilowatt-hours per year. More information about these programs, which are in support of Pennsylvania Act 129 requiring electric companies to help customers reduce energy use, will be communicated to customers soon.
PPL Electric Utilities provides electric delivery service to more than 1.4 million homes and businesses in Pennsylvania and ranks among the best utility companies in the country for customer service and reliability. With 2,300 employees, PPL Electric Utilities is a major employer in the communities it serves. It is a subsidiary of PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL). For more information visit www.pplelectric.com.
Note to Editors: Energy savings and other data by county are available. Car-reduction estimate is provided by the EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.
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Paul Wirth, 610-774-5997
PPL Electric Utilities
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