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Valley Converting Co. awarded $20,772.74 in incentives for energy efficiency measures

by on February 4, 2015
AEP Ohio awards Valley Converting Co. with an incentive check for its participation in the Continuous Energy Improvement program. Pictured here from left to right are Rich Brandt, plant manager’ Mike Biasi, president; Tracie Campbell,  AEP Ohio energy efficiency marketing coordinator and Fred Rogers, AEP Ohio customer service engineer.

AEP Ohio awards Valley Converting Co. with an incentive check for its participation in the Continuous Energy Improvement program. Pictured here from left to right are Rich Brandt, plant manager’ Mike Biasi, president; Tracie Campbell, AEP Ohio energy efficiency marketing coordinator and Fred Rogers, AEP Ohio customer service engineer.

Yesterday, we awarded Valley Converting Co. a check for $20,772.74 for its participation in our Continuous Energy Improvement (CEI) program. The program helps businesses identify and implement low cost/no cost measures and provides incentives to qualifying participants.

In 2014, Valley Converting, a manufacturer and converter of recycled paperboard based in Toronto, Ohio, completed a year-long project to reduce energy use and save money utilizing low cost/no cost measures. The measures implemented will save Valley Converting approximately 1,038,637 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year and an estimated savings of more than $20,000 in energy costs each year.

Through the CEI Program, Valley Converting was able to identify a key energy saving measure – tuning the vacuum porting water removal pumps in the drying process – which resulted in the removal of a 200 HP motor and other periphery equipment that reduced electricity by approximately 100,000 kWh each month without impacting production.

“Valley Converting has always promoted a culture of sustainability through a strong connection to the local community and by emphasizing reuse and recycling efforts,” stated President Mike Biasi.

“The CEI program is ideal to engage the entire customer facility.  It also is an unparalleled tool to completely revamp industrial energy use. The low cost/no cost measures are achievable and drive energy understanding so eventually capital improvements follow,” said Michelle Cross, AEP Ohio CEI Program Manager. 

Since 2009, AEP Ohio has helped customers reduce power usage by 1,697 gigawatt-hours (GWh), saving more than $1 billion. AEP Ohio offers a variety of energy efficiency programs and discounts to help business and residential customers to stop wasting energy and start saving money. For more information, visit AEPOhio.com/Solutions (business) or AEPOhio.com/WasteLess (residents).

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