Leaders serving Wyoming are leaders in energy efficiency

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  • By Monica Puente and Alan Stoinski
The Wyoming Air National Guard has taken significant measures to replace dated lighting fixtures with energy efficiency products in several structures at its Cheyenne, Wyo., facilities. Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power presented rebates to the WyANG, Aug. 3, for their energy efficiency, totaling more than $84,000.

The primary goal for the WyANG was to reduce energy consumption, said Col. Steve Rader, 153 AW commander. The projects resulted in meeting qualifications for rebate incentives being offered through the Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power Energy Efficiency Solutions Program.

"We're known for taking some chances," Rader said, "so we're happy to lead this initiative to save energy."

The receipt of a rebate incentive, from a local utility, is likely the first of many to come for the 153 AW.

"We're real proud of this energy saving effort," said Master Sgt. Carl Hocking, facility manager.

Hocking said the rebated funds will be reinvested into additional energy efficiency measures, with a number of projects already outlined by the National Guard Regional Energy manager Mel Klaus.

When asked if the WyANG would recommend other community businesses to learn more about Cheyenne Light's Energy Efficiency Solutions Program, Lt. Col. Stanley White, 153rd Civil Engineer Squadron commander said, "It's easy to recommend a win-win situation to others. We like to make decisions based on data. This is a win-win."

Please visit www.cheyennelightsavemoney.com for program information.