Stripes Convenience Stores received an incentive check for $39,192 from AEP Texas’ Commercial Solutions Program for retrofitting, upgrading and improving its HVAC systems, Outdoor LED and LED lighting in its Texas-based Stripes Stores within the AEP Texas footprint.
The no-cost Commercial Solutions Program provides technical and financial support to help commercial facilities identify and implement energy efficiency upgrade projects.
The incentive was determined by the total amount of energy Stripes Stores will save. The new and improved upgrades will save over 1,599,173 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, equivalent to 101 homes’ electricity use per year according to Environmental Protection Agency calculations.
The program provided financial incentives and no-cost technical assistance to ensure the facility selected the appropriate high efficiency equipment. As part of its participation in the program, Stripes Stores are committed to evaluate additional efficiency opportunities.
“Since joining the AEP Texas Commercial Solutions Program in early 2009, our team has been deploying best-in-class in high energy efficient HVAC equipment and LED lighting technologies,” said Richard Sebastian, senior vice president facilities, construction and APT for Susser Holdings Corp.
As part of its charge as an energy delivery company, AEP Texas is responsible for offering a diverse array of energy efficiency programs that will reduce electric demand and conserve natural resources.
“We identified a real need for an energy efficiency program that specifically targets our commercial customers,” said Monica Craig, AEP EE/DR Coordinator. “This program is an organized effort to bring needed energy efficiency to Texas.”
Headquartered in Corpus Christi, Texas, Susser Holdings Corp. operates 627 convenience stores in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, over 580 under the Stripes banner and 47 under the Sac-N-Pac banner.