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Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative energy advisor Peter Niagu (right) gives a $5,776 rebate to Reggie Buehrer, owner of Window Creations LLC.

FORT JENNINGS — Window Creations of Fort Jennings recently received more than $5,000 in rebates from Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative (PPEC) through its Commercial and Industrial Custom Lighting Program. the program gives rebates to customers for making significant energy-efficient lighting upgrades.

Window Creations took advantage of this program, receiving a $5,776 check from PPEC after finishing installation of 26 new LED lights to replace 26 old metal halide lights. In total, the company reduced its energy use by 6,500 watts – reducing the initial wattage by more than 60%.

The Buehrer family’s multi-generational studio has been creating and restoring stained glass windows for decades.

PPEC’s C&I Custom Lighting Program allows commercial and industrial members to apply for rebates toward energy-efficiency lighting projects, handing over a max contribution of $15,000 per project. Participating members who meet the requirements of the program are eligible to receive up to two rebates, which may not exceed 50 percent of each project’s total cost (excluding labor). Rebates are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pre-approval is required by sending an application to PPEC energy advisor Peter Niagu at pniagu@ppec.coop. To learn more about the program, visit https://ppec.coop/rebate-programs/.

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