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Success Story – Waltek, Inc.

Waltek430x237Upgrading to more efficient lighting can be important for safety and sustainability. At Anoka’s Waltek, Inc. foundry, lighting in safety-sensitive areas of the building was dim. Energy Smart contacted the company, and learned that budget concerns were delaying replacement of old HID fixtures.

Energy Smart informed Waltek that they were eligible to apply for a Business Environmental Sustainability Project grant through the Minnesota Chamber. They also qualified for lighting rebates through Connexus Energy. With this added financial support, the project received the green light. New efficient fluorescent high bay lighting improved working conditions.


Project Cost: $19,782
Utility Rebate: $4,475
Year 1 Energy Cost Savings: $6,387
Annual Energy Savings: 85,410 kWh

Contact Energy Smart today to tap into utility rebates for your energy projects. Contact us at or (651) 292-3902.