Ash Grove Cement Earns Idaho Power Energy Efficiency Incentive

Idaho Power presented Ash Grove Cement with an incentive check for upgrades and acknowledged its long-term energy efficiency leadership.

check presentation to Ash Grove Plant Manager Terry Kerby
Idaho Power Major Customer Representative Greg Evans (in brown blazer) presents Ash Grove Plant Manager Terry Kerby and other plant employees with a check for the company’s energy efficiency incentive. Randy Thorn, Idaho Power Principal Engineer for the Commercial and Industrial Efficiency Program, is at far left.

DURKEE, Ore. — Idaho Power recently recognized local business Ash Grove Cement for its commitment to energy efficiency. Upgrades to the plant’s lighting earned the company $199,223.09 in incentives from Idaho Power’s Commercial and Industrial Efficiency program.

Ash Grove replaced approximately 1,300 light fixtures with more energy-efficient LEDs. The improved lighting creates a better lit and safer work environment that reduces energy use and maintenance costs.

“These upgrades provided major benefits for our facility and the people who work here,” said Ash Grove Plant Manager Terry Kerby. “The new lighting has improved employees’ ability to see their work area, reduced trip and fall hazards, and even improved the company’s housekeeping efforts.”

The lighting project will save Ash Grove approximately $67,000 annually in energy costs. It also will provide 1,250,522 kilowatt-hours (kWh) in energy savings each year — that’s enough energy to provide power for 100 homes annually.

“Ash Grove’s long-term and ongoing commitment to energy efficiency is admirable,” said Randy Thorn, Idaho Power Principal Engineer for the Commercial and Industrial Efficiency Program. “Since 2008, Ash Grove has saved 5,522,798 kWh through energy efficiency measures, or enough energy to provide power to 438 average homes annually. It is an amazing achievement.”

Idaho Power recently released a video highlighting Ash Grove’s energy-efficiency successes. Watch it on our YouTube page. Learn more about Idaho Power’s Commercial and Industrial Efficiency program.

About Idaho Power

Idaho Power, headquartered in Boise, Idaho, and locally operated since 1916, is an electric utility that employs more than 2,000 people who serve approximately 542,000 customers throughout a 24,000-square-mile area in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon. With 17 low-cost hydroelectric projects as the core of its diverse generation portfolio, Idaho Power’s residential, business and agricultural customers pay among the nation’s lowest rates for electricity. IDACORP Inc. (NYSE: IDA), Idaho Power’s independent publicly traded parent company, is also headquartered in Boise, Idaho. To learn more, visit idahopower.com or idacorpinc.com.

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