Process streamlined to enable businesses to save energy costs

FortisBC's new Product Rebate Program will simplify business owners' rebate experience and allow them to take advantage of numerous rebates.

FortisBC PowerSense has introduced a new Product Rebate Program, essentially a “one-stop shop” for businesses to apply for valuable energy efficiency rebates.

The program offers rebates to commercial, industrial and irrigation customers in the FortisBC shared service territory.

For business owners, the new program will simplify their rebate experience and allow them to take advantage of numerous rebates.

“The new program is one of the largest initiatives that FortisBC PowerSense has rolled out in recent years. It’s a more streamlined, simplified, and efficient process that allows small to medium-sized businesses to access rebates directly and do it online,” said Tom Loski, vice-president, customer service, FortisBC.

The Bargain! Shop Holdings Inc., which operates more than 230 retail locations across Canada, took advantage of the new Product Rebate Program to improve and modernize the lighting in some of its stores in the Okanagan.

“The Product Rebate Program is one-stop shopping,” said Lucio Pannunzio, repair and maintenance manager for The Bargain! Shop Holdings Inc.

“As a result of the retrofits and improvements that we made through the Product Rebate Program, our stores will realize energy savings of 15 to 25 per cent.

“The incentive has been a great way to stretch our budget and the feedback we have received from staff has been phenomenally positive.

“We anticipate that we’ll see a return on investment on the retrofits within a year to a year-and-a-half based on the savings we’re seeing.”

Besides lighting, customers can access rebates for gas boilers, and gas water heaters.

In January 2013, the Product Rebate Program will be expanded to include upgrades to commercial kitchens and grocery stores’ heating, ventilation and air conditioning and electronics.

In addition to a streamlined, simple to navigate process, the Product Rebate Program offers a new tool called the Online Energy Advisor that allows customers to explore opportunities for energy efficiency savings and determine which rebates are right for their business.

For more information on this program and to check out the Online Energy Advisor, visit the website www.fortisbc.com/prp.

 

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