Process Improvements at Wastewater Treatment Plant Save Big

A collaborative project with the University of Minnesota and staff at Princeton’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) resulted in significant energy savings. The project involved a free site assessment by Jon Vanyo, a wastewater specialist at the University’s Technical Assistant Program. Jon discovered that the sludge aeration blowers are oversized for the current load on the […]

Custom Project Saving Energy and Reducing Maintenance Costs

Rich Chambers, Facilities Supervisor at Fairview Northland, recently upgraded their vacuum system by installing variable speed drives (VSD) on the motors. Prior to the retrofit, the motors ran at constant speed 24 hours a day. Since the system did not require 24-hour operation, the frequent starts and stops were hard on the motors and caused […]

Energy Efficient Lighting at New Restaurant

Heavenly Fresh, a family-owned restaurant, focuses on providing healthy and nutritious snacks and meals. The restaurant opened in November 2021 and is open from 7 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday, and 8 am to 2 pm on Saturday. When the Shilo family took over the space at 900 S Rum River Drive, they […]

Lighting and Refrigeration Equipment Rebates for New Grocery Store

Mike’s Discount Foods opened in November 2021 taking over the old Shopko building at 705 Northland Drive. Prior to opening, the new owners did a complete renovation of the building. They replaced over 1,750 inefficient lamps and fixtures with LED bulbs and fixtures. Mike’s received a utility rebate of $17,000 for the efficient lighting, and […]

Energy Efficiency at 24-Hour Fitness Facility

Princeton Public Utilities General Manager Keith Butcher, Princeton Public Utilities Commissioner Greg Hanson, and Energy Services Representative Nancy Kelly presented Anytime Fitness owners Kristi, Liz, and Dan Tveite a rebate check for upgrading the efficiency of their lighting and controls. Anytime Fitness moved into a new location last year. With the move, the Tveite’s focused […]

Innovative Fixtures Provide Flexible Lighting at First Bank and Trust

Princeton Public Utilities General Manager Keith Butcher, Princeton Public Utilities Commissioner Greg Hanson, and Energy Services Representative Nancy Kelly presented First Bank and Trust employees Amber Wilkinson, Spencer Bjerga, and Brett Olivo a rebate check for upgrading their lighting. First Bank and Trust is a community bank with a strong commitment to Princeton. They recently […]

Freshwaters United Methodist Church Receives Rebate

Princeton Public Utilities General Manager Keith Butcher and Energy Services Representative Nancy Kelly present Freshwaters UMC representatives with $715 in rebates for upgrading their indoor lighting to energy-efficient LEDs. The church representative included Pastor Kevin Fox, Trustee Pat Talberg, United Methodist Women Rep Clarice Harman, and Trustee Skip Harman. Pastor Fox commented, “I couldn’t help […]

Tucs Equipment Receives Rebate

Princeton Public Utilities General Manager Keith Butcher (left) and Energy Services Representative Nancy Kelly (right) presented Tucs Equipment Inc Owner, Marty Tucs with $3,466 in rebates for upgrading their lighting to energy-efficient LEDs. The project included retrofits of all the 6-lamp fluorescent light fixtures in the production areas. Marty stated, “It was like a whole […]