Remer school receives huge rebate

Remer school receives huge rebate

Pictured left to right is Scarlet Bennett, school board member; Dan Switzer, school board chair; Marc Ruyak, school board treasurer; Jeff Sheldon, Lake Country Power; Justin Payment, school board member; and Robert Bruckbauer, District 5 Director at Lake Country Power.

February 26, 2018

Grand Rapids, MN – Lake Country Power recently presented a rebate check to Northland Community Schools in Remer, Minn., for $39,781, making it the largest commercial rebate the co-op has processed to-date.

“It was a nice surprise to receive this money from Lake Country Power,” said Dan Switzer, chair of the school board. “There was so much going on during the building project that we didn’t know rebates would be available from the co-op.” 

The Remer Northland School installed high efficiency LED lighting, and variable frequency drives on the motors for its new building, qualifying the school for the rebate. These energy-saving products will help the school save on electricity costs, while helping Lake Country Power meet the Conservation Improvement Program goals as required by the State of Minnesota.  

“When it comes to energy efficiency, this is the equivalent of a gold medal,” said Jeff Sheldon, manager, energy services and business development for Lake Country Power. “This rebate reflects the school’s wise investment in energy efficient equipment.”  

The State of Minnesota requires all utilities, including Lake Country Power, to annually reduce its electricity sales by 1.5 percent of gross operating revenue – a mandate that was passed in 2007 under the Next Generation Act. 


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