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 they should save $22,000 in annual energy costs. Their refrigeration equipment qualified for additional rebates of $10,000. The efficient equipment included ENERGY STAR® glass door refrigerators; LED lights in the open coolers; and refrigerated cases that have efficient motors, doors, and lighting. The efficient refrigeration equipment should save $17,000 annually over standard equipment. Mike shared, “The LED lighting really highlights our product well. That is a great benefit for us.”

Pictured: Mike’s Discount Foods owner Mike Abernathy, Manager Joel Fischer, Princeton Public Utilities Commissioner Richard Schwartz, Energy Services Representative Nancy Kelly, and Princeton Public Utilities General Manager Keith Butcher present a rebate check for $27,000 in energy efficiency improvements.

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