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WECC Awarded Contract with Spencer Municipal Utilities

Iowa utility selects WECC to implement residential lighting program

MADISON, Wis. (July 21, 2016)WECC, a national leader in the design and implementation of energy efficiency and financing programs, was selected to execute the Iowa Be Bright residential lighting program for Spencer Municipal Utilities. Launched on July 1, Iowa Be Bright provides instant rebates toward the purchase of a variety of high-efficiency ENERGY STAR® LED bulbs at select retail stores throughout Clay County.

Participating retailers include Fareway, Hy-Vee, Dollar Tree, Menards, Walmart, and Consumer Lumber. Utility customers can visit to locate the closest retailer in their neighborhood.

Spencer Municipal Utilities is the community-owned provider of electric power, water, and telecommunications to Spencer, Iowa. The utility, founded in 1942, serves more than 6,000 customers throughout the greater City of Spencer.
WECC currently implements the Iowa Be Bright program in a number of other markets across the state. In 2015, point-of-purchase advertising, educational materials, and promotional events helped drive customers of participating utilities to purchase more than 2 million CFLs and nearly 565,000 LED bulbs—totaling 100,000 megawatt-hours in energy savings.