Energy Conservation Programs

Efficiency Smart Energy Conservation Program

The City’s Efficiency Smart Program helps customers lower their electric bill through energy efficiency and guides them to savings through financial incentives and expert advice.  Residents along with business and industrial customers have derived benefits from this innovative and helpful program.  Since 2011, Efficiency Smart has partnered with the City to provide energy efficiency services to more than 100 Bowling Green businesses and institutions, saving more than 29 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy and more than $2,228,000 in annual electric costs, expecting to save nearly $32.5 million in electric costs over the lifetime of the energy-saving products that were installed.

Residents:  Residents can benefit from product rebates, the online product store, the appliance recycling program, and the meter loan program.  The Electric Bill Advice program can also help Bowling Green Municipal Utilities’ residential electric customers learn more about their electric use and the steps they can take to reduce it.

Residential Program Details


Small Businesses: Businesses who use less than 500,000 kWh per year are eligible for Business Energy Rebates to help reduce operating costs by upgrading to energy-efficient products and equipment. This program provides a quick and easy way for businesses to receive incentives for common energy efficiency projects!  Pre-approval is required before ordering any equipment to qualify for rebates.

Small Business Program Details


Large Businesses: Businesses who use more than 500,000 kWh per year are eligible for the Custom Program, which includes consultative services and financial incentives. Energy engineers will offer technical assistance to help determine the most cost-effective upgrades while ensuring optimal savings, and a dedicated program liaison helps complete the process from start to finish.

Large Business Program Details


Home Energy Programs

Two energy efficiency resources are available: Energy Star’s Home Energy Yardstick and the Department of Energy’s Home Energy Saver Tool.  These tools can help assess your home’s annual energy use and provide recommendations on increasing efficiency.  Take advantage of these helpful resources!

Energy Star’s Home Energy Yardstick


Home Energy Saver Tool