GM receives $2.6 million for energy efficient measures
General Motors’ Flint (Mich.) complex has received a $2.6 million incentive payment from Consumers Energy for energy efficiency upgrades, part of the energy provider's commitment to helping businesses across Michigan lower their energy costs, according to a release.
"Our mission at Consumers Energy is to help Michigan businesses be competitive and grow jobs by lowering their energy costs and we are committed to providing energy solutions for all Michigan businesses, including flagship employers like General Motors," Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe said.
The incentive payment is the result of energy efficiency improvements to the plant in 2017. GM Flint completed 28 projects at the complex, estimated to reduce enough electricity to power 350 houses and heat 2,100 homes.
The 28 projects are expected to save GM $1.12 million each year. Since Consumers Energy's rebate program began, GM has received $11.5 million in energy incentives.
"The GM Flint team recognizes the importance of being environmental stewards and our strong relationship with Consumers Energy allows us to maximize our opportunities to be good corporate citizens and serve as leaders in the energy conservation business within GM," said Michael Perez, GM Flint assembly plant manager.
Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider, has helped Michigan customers save more than $1 billion through energy efficiency programs since 2009.
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