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Carlisle Transportation Teams with TVA, Jackson Energy to Save Energy

November 20, 2013

JACKSON, Tenn. – Carlisle Transportation Products in Jackson is using electricity more efficiently and saving money through energy efficiency efforts in partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Jackson Energy Authority.

Carlisle, a global producer of replacement parts for a variety of machinery, refitted interior lighting systems in the production and office areas at its Jackson location through the EnergyRight Solutions for Industry Program offered by TVA and JEA.

The project is expected to reduce the plant's annual electricity use by more than 2.3 million kilowatt-hours, enough energy to supply about 150 homes or small businesses in the Jackson area for a year, and save more than $130,000 annually in power bills.

The energy saving efforts also earned the company a TVA cash incentive of about $225,500. This is the largest incentive check that TVA has issued to a customer within Jackson Energy Authority's service area.

"We appreciate the opportunity to partner with TVA and our local distributor, JEA, in this incentive program," said David Whitworth, plant manager for Carlisle. "This is a winwin for all parties involved and allows Carlisle to continue to drive cost out of the business in this competitive market.

"The one-time capital investment incentive from TVA is substantial and the positive financial impact of the project for the Jackson operations will be noticed for years to come," Whitworth said. "I appreciate all of the work and dedication put forth by TVA, JEA and the Carlisle Jackson engineering team, as well as the light distributors and installation contractors that brought this project to fruition. Great execution by all!"

"We are excited for Carlisle and consider this lighting project to be an excellent investment in their operations," said David Middlebrooks, senior vice president, Electric Division, for Jackson Energy Authority. "JEA wants our local companies to grow in West Tennessee; therefore, we proactively assist them with energy efficiency projects and other ways to lower their utility expense. We feel that this project will benefit all stakeholders involved for years to come."

TVA's EnergyRight Solutions for Industry offers 10 cents per kilowatt-hour on firstyear savings or 70 percent of project cost, whichever is less, to program participants for approved energy efficiency projects.

"Energy efficiency projects like this one across our service area help us meet TVA's mission of providing low-cost and cleaner energy, and moves us closer to meeting our longer-term energy efficiency goals," said Cindy Herron, TVA's director of Energy Efficiency and Demand Response. "We thank Jackson Energy Authority and Carlisle for their leadership and support of energy efficiency."

Herron said energy efficiency programs, which are supported by TVA's Integrated Resource Plan, are among the cleanest and lowest-cost, long-term expansion options to help TVA achieve its vision for more low-cost, clean energy. TVA's EnergyRight Solutions offers a broad portfolio of new and innovative energy efficiency initiatives for homes, business and industry.

TVA's energy efficiency programs have achieved a nearly 1,772 gigawatt-hour reduction in energy consumption through 2012, enough to power nearly 111,000 Valley homes for a year.

Jackson Energy Authority is a self-supporting public utility that serves about 40,000 residences, businesses and industry in Jackson and parts of Madison County, Tenn. JEA is one of the few public utilities in the United States offering customers all major utility services – electricity, gas, propane, water, wastewater and broadband.

Carlisle Transportation Products is a global producer of original equipment and after-market replacement industrial belts, specialty tires and wheels for agriculture, all-terrain, construction, industry, lawn and garden, oil, outdoor power, power sports, recreation, towable trailers and transportation.

The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. TVA also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.

Media Contact

Chris Stanley, Memphis, 901-577-2616
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000


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