From providing rebates to forming collaborative program, utility companies are actively engaged in improving the efficiency of their industrial customers. Three  case studies highlight successful partnerships that have resulted in reduced energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Owens Corning's Santa Clara plant used rebates from Silicon Valley Power to replace an aging air compressor and achieve energy cost savings of $120,000.
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Utility companies recognize that energy efficiency practices are the easiest, cheapest, and fastest way to meet power demand. Through conservation measures, utilities can offset new power generation facilities, prevent load instability during peak times, and make more energy available for other customers. An increasing number of utility companies are providing incentives and service programs to help industrial customers reduce their energy use.