May 2, 2013

Walgreens Distribution Center received a Summer Saver Peak Performer Award for the highest achievement in reducing electricity demand as part of the ISO-New England Load Response program administered by Connecticut Light & Power. From May through September 2012, the distribution center voluntarily curtailed 1.77 megawatts of load, or 40 percent, without the use of backup diesel generation.

“The businesses and organizations we honor today made a commitment to reduce their energy use and by doing so have become models for others to follow,” said DEEP Commissioner Daniel C. Esty at a ceremony at the State Capitol on April 23. “The combined efforts of the eleven Summer Savers Award winners resulted in energy savings in kilowatt hours, peak electricity demand and in CO2 emissions. Lower power demand also reduces emissions from power plants, helping to prevent pollution that contributes to smog.”

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Energize Connecticut helps you save money and use clean energy. It is an initiative of the Energy Efficiency Fund, the Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority, the State, and your local electric and gas utilities, with funding from a charge on customer energy bills. Information on energy-saving programs can be found at or by calling 1.877.WISE.USE