PORT ANGELES, WA - Officials from Peninsula Plywood and the city of Port Angeles recently presented a ceremonial check for $51,348 to Olympic Electric as a rebate for energy improvements to the Port Angeles plywood mill.
According to the Peninsula Daily News, the rebate reduced the cost for PenPly to replace 278 incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient fixtures before the mill reopened March 1. In total, replacement of the old lights cost about $73,000.
In addition to the rebate, the mill received $10,000 in assistance from Washington State University's Energy Extension program. The mill’s cost came out to about $11,000; the new lighting is expected to save the company about $18,000 a year in electrical costs.
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