20 organizations, including some from the Greater Danbury area, have been recognized with the 9th annual “Summer Savers” Award. The entities were honored for their commitment to reduce energy consumption and air emissions during the critical summer months.
Connecticut Light and Power Program Administrator Violet Redonsky says the combined efforts of these awardees resulted in energy savings of over 1 million kilowatt hours of electricity, lowering peak electricity demand by nearly 12.7 megawatts and CO2 emissions by over 367 tons.
Union Savings Bank, Wilton-based Wilson Properties II and Fairfield-based National Amusements were among the Bronze Award recipients that had a 5% to 10% reduction in electricity consumption as well as demand.
State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Dan Esty says those honored have not only reduces their energy use, but also saved money and helped save the planet as well.