Cleveland GE Lighting has established an ESCO Energy Services Program and alliances with selected energy services companies (ESCOs). Through the program, GE aims to help customers explore energy strategies that take into account such factors as cost-of-light payback, return on investment, rebates, financing and government incentives that can reduce investment costs.
“The ESCOs involved meet high customer service, integrity and credibility standards,” said Lou Mane, ESCO sales development manager with GE Lighting, a unit of GE -- Appliances & Lighting. “By working together, we‘re better able to develop comprehensive strategies for customers’ lighting and electrical controls, motors, drives and overall building management. These alliances enhance our ability to help customers develop all-encompassing plans for energy savings.”
The primary focus of this approach is to analyze, design and implement solutions that work together to conserve energy for customers over the long term. Throughout the process, including planning and installation, GE’s specification team will work closely with customers and ESCOs to create customized plans that ensure optimal energy-saving results and seamless transitions.
Mane said the ESCO relationships enable GE to go far beyond the circuit breaker, switch and lamp.
“We want to help customers meet and exceed their energy goals, specifically in commercial, property management, government, institutional, retail, healthcare, and industrial settings where energy savings can provide a strategic advantage,” he said.