Pepco Energy Uses Window Film to Save a County on Energy Bills

May 20th, 2015 by Casey Flores

Arlington, Va.-based Pepco Energy Services Inc., has implemented its Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) with Florence County, South Carolina. Under the contract, Pepco Energy will install more than $6.6 million of energy efficiency improvements, including window film, at thirty Florence County facilities.

The products are “guaranteed to save more than $432,000 annually and $7.6 million over the term, while also addressing critical infrastructure needs,” according to a company statement.

The installed energy efficiency measures include installing window film, high efficiency lighting equipment such as light-emitting diode (LED) lighting retrofits and water conservation measures among others.

“This energy efficiency project required no upfront investment by the county, and based on the attractive rate at which the project was financed, will more than pay for itself over the term of the lease. In addition to the County obtaining new high efficiency equipment, we will also benefit from significant maintenance and other cost savings,” says Kevin Yokim, finance director of Florence County.

The project is expected to reduce Florence County’s energy usage by 20.7 percent relative to project baseline. After implementation of the ESPC project, the county will exceed the energy efficiency requirements established by South Carolina’s energy efficiency law, which set a goal of reducing energy usage for state agencies and public school districts by twenty percent by July 1, 2020 as compared to year 2000 levels.

According to a statement by Pepco, this project is expected to produce nearly 3.7 million kilowatt hours of electric savings, 14.4 thousand therms of natural gas each year. The project will reduce the County’s carbon footprint by 7 million pounds annually, which is equivalent to the carbon-reducing performance of more than 1,000 acres of trees.

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