A high-tech manufacturer in Nashua has joined a growing number of businesses around the state investing in major energy efficiency improvements designed to cut operating costs and to help the environment. In partnership with Eversource, Amphenol Printed Circuits completed a comprehensive project to upgrade the facility's heating and cooling system.
"Major manufacturers in New Hampshire are significantly impacted by the region's high energy costs," said Tom Belair, Manager of Energy Efficiency for Eversource in New Hampshire. "One of the best ways these large energy consumers can reduce their costs is by leveraging funds from our energy efficiency programs to complete upgrades that reduce their energy use."
The upgrades completed at Amphenol were funded in part by a $128,000 incentive paid by Eversource's Energy Rewards Program. Under the program, Eversource accepts proposals for electrical energy efficiency projects to be implemented at the facilities of commercial and industrial customers. Upgrades may include high efficiency lighting systems, variable speed drive motor, process or air conditioning system improvements or other measures that reduce annual electrical consumption.
"Working with Eversource to obtain an incentive for the upgrades at our facility was an important part of the company's ability to complete this comprehensive project," said Pam Simonds, General Manager for Amphenol. "Reducing our energy costs means we will have more money to invest in our business, and the local economy."
The upgrades completed at Amphenol are expected to reduce the company's energy use by more than 650,000 kilowatt hours per year, enough to power 100 average New Hampshire homes for a year.
"In New Hampshire, there are a number of companies, like Amphenol, that have found a niche in the market and offer unique services to companies all around the world," said Greg Rahe, Account Executive for Eversource in New Hampshire. "It's really satisfying to help these manufacturers save money and continue operating and expanding in the state."
Eversource works with businesses and homeowners of all kinds to make their buildings and their energy use more efficient. For more information about the company's energy efficiency programs, visit Eversource.com.
Eversource (NYSE: ES) is New Hampshire's largest electric utility, serving more than 500,000 homes and businesses in 211 cities and towns and is proud to be recognized as the top contributor to United Way in New Hampshire. Recognized as the top U.S. utility for its energy efficiency programs by the sustainability advocacy organization Ceres, Eversource harnesses the commitment of its approximately 8,000 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and superior customer service. For more information, please visit our website (www.eversource.com) and follow us on Twitter (@eversourceNH) and Facebook (facebook.com/EversourceNH).