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At the end of the day, commercial users have one thing in common: They need a reliable energy partner who will work with them to keep electric rates affordable. Columbia Water & Light offers a variety of programs and incentives to help save money and energy.
Click below for more information about each of our commercial energy efficiency programs:
Commercial Energy Efficiency Loans: Make energy efficient improvements now and start saving on your utility bills today with our Super Saver Loan program. We offer loans for a variety of upgrades.
Commercial Rebates: Columbia Water & Light provides incentives for you to be energy efficient because it is good for our community. You can reduce your utility bills and help the environment. For the utility, lowering your demand means we purchase less wholesale energy power costs which helps your electric rates stay low.
Load Shedding: The purpose of the Load Shedding Program is to reduce Columbia’s peak demand through voluntary curtailment of loads at the customer level during peak afternoon periods. Participation in the Load Shedding program is open to all commercial and industrial customers who have demand levels of 250 kilowatts (kW) or higher during any month between June and September.
Inspection Services: Columbia Water & Light provides inspection services to our commercial customers to help identify opportunities to be more energy efficient. Services include Infrared Thermography and Compressed Air Leak Detection.
Tree Power: The Tree Power program promotes energy conservation through energy-efficient landscaping. When you sign up for the program, Columbia Water & Light will provide a free shade tree and visit your property to make a recommendation about the best place to plant your tree.
Load Management: Load Management reduces peak electric demand during the hottest afternoons of the summer, when air conditioning load is the greatest and the cost of electricity is at its highest. A Load Management Switch on your electric meter will help you save up to 3% on your summer electric bills.
Building Operator Certification (BOC) Program: Columbia Water & Light offers a training program for Columbia facility managers that are interested in energy efficiency applications for their operations. BOC provides low to no-cost methods that improve energy savings.
Off-Peak Discount: Available to any customer receiving electric service under the Industrial Service rate that has an annual load factor of 75% or greater.
Interruptible Service Rate: Customers under the Large General Service Rate, or the Industrial Service Rate that have at least 500 kW of load that can be interrupted by Columbia Water and Light are eligible for this service rate. Customers in this classification will have a firm demand charge. Interruptible loads are specific areas of a customer’s service that can be metered and can be entirely removed from service during periods requested by Columbia Water and Light. Arrangements for interruptible service require a signed agreement between the customer and the city. The rate is not available for temporary, standby, breakdown, supplementary or resale service.
Thermal Storage Rider: This rate is available to any customer receiving electric service under the Industrial Service Rate that has installed thermal storage facilities that conform to the utility’s Load Shedding Program.
You and Columbia Water & Light – it’s a powerful partnership that benefits our entire community.
If you would like more information about our programs please e-mail us or call (573) 874-7325.