20-Year Partnership Yields Customer Savings and Landfill Diversion
AUSTIN, Texas (July 12, 2018) – CLEAResult, a leader in designing and implementing technology-enabled energy efficiency and demand side management programs for utilities, recently announced, through partnership with Alliant Energy, approaching a significant milestone of recycling 150,000 outdated appliances by the end of 2018. The program promotes the removal and recycling of inefficient, energy-hungry appliances to reduce the future need for more electric grid power and ultimately lower customer energy bills.
CLEAResult joined forces with Alliant Energy in 1998 to develop and implement the residential appliance program, which provides Alliant Energy’s customers with an immediate rebate of up to $50 with no appliance purchase required. The program works by allowing customers to simply schedule a pickup of their antiquated appliance and then receive payment upon the arrival of the program contractor. The appliance is hauled away and broken down with 95% of the parts getting recycled and only 5% sent to the landfill.
“Championing incentive programs like this is crucial to providing consistent, outstanding service to energy customers,” said Aziz Virani, CEO at CLEAResult. “The immediate rebate and long-term energy bill savings prioritize the customer needs, while the repurposing of appliance materials and long-term energy savings positively impact the environment - a true win-win situation.”
This Alliant Energy appliance recycling program is available to Alliant Energy’s electric customers across Iowa. The key appliances targeted by the program are refrigerators and freezers, which can pull a substantial amount of power if they are running inefficiently and result in costly electric bills.
“As this program enters its 20th year, we look forward to hitting a milestone of recycling 150,000 appliances,” says Anne Carter, Alliant Energy’s director of energy efficiency, “When that happens we will have prevented 500,000 tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere. That’s the same as 100,000 fewer cars on our highways in a given year.”
About Alliant Energy Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT), headquartered in Madison, Wis., provides regulated electric and natural gas service to 960,000 electric and 410,000 natural gas customers across Iowa and Wisconsin. Alliant Energy’s mission is to deliver the energy solutions and exceptional service customers and communities count on – safely, efficiently and responsibly. Interstate Power and Light Company and Wisconsin Power and Light Company are Alliant Energy’s two public utility subsidiaries. Alliant Energy Corporation is a component of the S&P 500 and trades under the symbol LNT. For more information, visit alliantenergy.com.
About CLEAResult CLEAResult is the largest provider of energy efficiency programs and services in North America. Through proven strategies tailored to clients’ unique needs and market dynamics, the combined strength of experienced energy experts and technology-enabled service offerings help CLEAResult change the way people use energy for hundreds of utility and business partners. Founded in 2003, CLEAResult is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has more than 2,500 employees in more than 70 cities across the U.S. and Canada. CLEAResult is a portfolio company of General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm. For more information, visit clearesult.com.
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