Efficiency Smart Partnership to Benefit Painesville’s Electric Customers

The City of Painesville is excited to introduce a partnership with Efficiency Smart to provide energy efficiency services for Painesville Municipal Electric customers. Efficiency Smart offers several services and financial incentives designed to help residents and businesses reduce their electric use and save money.


Painesville is expected to save approximately 2,641 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy over the course of its three-year contract period. The 2,641 MWh savings is roughly equivalent to the annual electric usage of 326 homes. In addition, Painesville is expected to reduce its summer peak by 935 kilowatts (kW). Peaks occur when electric use is at its highest, typically weekday afternoons in the summer. Reducing both electric usage and summer peak lowers costs for the City of Painesville and its electric customers.


“Our goal is to help our customers lower their electric bills,” said Monica Irelan Dupee, Painesville City Manager. “We’re a public utility, meaning we are not for profit. We charge customers what it takes for us to run our system. The most effective way we can help our community save on their electric bills is through energy efficiency education and services. It’s a win for our customers, a win for our electrical system, and a win for our environment.”


Efficiency Smart’s residential services include a comprehensive set of initiatives that promote sustainable efficient product use and increase energy efficiency in homes. Residential initiatives include discounts on energy-efficient lighting, rebates for energy saving appliances, and guidance on reducing electric use.


By taking advantage of these options, residents can reduce their energy consumption and save on their electric bills. For example, a resident who:

  • Installs 10 LEDs can save approximately $40 annually
  • Recycles an older refrigerator could save up to $150 in annual electric costs
  • Manages their electric usage with an advanced thermostat could save approximately $70 in annual electric costs


Business customers also have many ways to save energy and money. Efficiency Smart offers hands-on support, including technical assistance and financial incentives to encourage the installation of energy-efficient technologies. Example projects include lighting, compressed air and HVAC.


“We are excited for the opportunity to partner with the City of Painesville,” said Sean Clement, Director of Operations for Efficiency Smart. “The city has shown a commitment to energy efficiency, which is a very cost-effective way for communities to reduce their customers’ electric bills, reduce power supply costs, and contribute to local economic development. We look forward to working together with the city to ensure a successful partnership.”

For more information about the energy efficiency services available for Painesville Municipal Electric visit www.efficiencysmart.org/painesville-ohio or call 877-889-3777.