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I&M Names Indiana and Michigan 2023 Trade Allies of the Year

February 20, 2023

FORT WAYNE, Ind., – Saving energy leads to financial benefits for companies. Indiana Michigan Power is proud to recognize contractors and service providers who aid I&M customers in becoming more energy efficient.

“Commercial and industrial customers are key to the communities we serve. We want to make sure they have the tools they need to grow and expand while also lowering their overall energy use,” said Roger DePoy, Energy Efficiency and Consumer Program Coordinator with I&M. “Businesses can take advantage of our Trade Ally network and rebates we offer to take on projects they have in mind for 2023 and beyond.”

Trade Allies are an important resource for businesses looking to save on their energy use through updating their facilities and more. They are valued contractors and service providers who partner with I&M to provide energy efficiency products and expertise directly to businesses.

Examples of energy saving improvements include:

  • install upgrades to lighting
  • proper insulation for manufacturing
  • fixing leaky compressed air systems
  • educating employees on energy saving habits

Increased energy efficiency can add up to large savings for commercial and industrial customers.

I&M recognized US Energy Engineers as the 2022 Indiana Trade Ally of the Year. In 2022, the company completed projects across I&M’s service territory that helped business customers save over 2,200,000 kilowatt hours. 

In Michigan, the 2022 Trade Ally of the Year is TMI Compressed Air. The company worked on projects across Michigan that ultimately helped save nearly 4,000,000 kilowatt hours.

I&M thanks both companies for their commitment to helping businesses reach their energy savings goals.

Here are a few ways I&M can partner with you to save energy.

Rebates & Incentives

We offer prescriptive rebates make it easy for you to save energy, help the environment and improve your bottom line. Cash rebates paid per unit installed help offset the cost of energy-saving projects so you can keep making the right choices for your business. These projects include occupancy sensors, HVAC updates, lighting and more. More info on can be found at Electricideas.com/Prescriptive.

I&M can also offer custom incentives that make it easy f to save energy and improve the bottom line through energy-saving projects. Building owners, designers and architects can now go beyond the current state building code requirements while spending less. For more info visit Electricideas.com/Custom.

Another great option are SBDI rebates. These rebates for small business owners help offset the cost of energy-saving upgrades that are cleaner, greener and more cost-effective.

Remember we also offer a variety of useful tips, videos and other resources so you can stretch your energy dollars while also helping the environment at Electricideas.com/work.

Energy-saving Programs

Since 2012, you have helped save over 5.7 billion kilowatt hours through I&M’s energy efficiency programs. That’s enough to power more than 475,000 typical homes for an entire year. More than 650 business customers received almost $2.9 million in additional rebates.

By volunteering to lower energy use during periods of high demand, business owners can receive a monthly payment, even during months when they are not asked to reduce power. It’s easy to save energy by minimizing the use of nonessential equipment that still allows your business to continue to operate.

Manage Your Energy Use

Tracking your company’s energy trends throughout the year is easy using Energy Management Tools. High Usage Alerts and Weekly Energy Reports can help manage your energy budget. You can even identify abnormal energy use patterns and find where you are using the most energy in your facility.

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