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Oncor LED Lighting Program Delivers Major Savings for American Airlines

Dépèche transmise le 23 septembre 2009 par Business Wire

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Airlines and Oncor are completing a major new project that will see the airline replace more than 1,600 traditional lighting fixtures with energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lighting in one of the largest single installations of its kind in the United States. This project will be showcased at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Fifth Annual Meeting on Sept. 22-25 in New York City.

Oncor’s Take A Load Off, Texas® LED Lighting Program will help offset some of the cost of installing the new lighting system with incentives that will help save enough electricity to power approximately 150 average US homes for a year. The installation, which is currently underway at two multi-story parking garages near American Airlines’ corporate headquarters, will allow American Airlines to receive an aggregate of $362,887 in financial incentives from Oncor’s Take A Load Off, Texas LED Lighting Program over the next 12 months. American Airlines’ corporate headquarters are located at 4333 Amon Carter Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas.

“This is a perfect example of how the Take A Load Off, Texas LED Lighting Program can deliver clear savings for companies and help to reduce energy demand,” said Michael Stockard, Oncor Energy Efficiency Programs Director. “With their long life spans and durability, LEDs offer operational savings and can be a major component in reducing carbon footprints.”

LED lighting gives off a clear, white, direct light from multiple small light sources that can improve security and visibility in parking garages. These fixtures consume 60 percent less energy and last 50,000 hours or three times longer than traditional light sources, resulting in a reduction in maintenance costs and green house gas emissions. Lighting Science Group of Satellite Beach, Florida, the manufacturer of the LED based Low Bay Luminaires to be installed in the American Airlines parking garages, represented Oncor in this project.

The CGI Annual Meeting brings together global leaders from business, government, academia, science, religion and non-governmental organizations, including numerous heads of state, former heads of state, CEOs of multinational corporations and prominent philanthropists. Lighting Science Group, the manufacturer representing Oncor in the project, will exhibit at the CGI conference.

“This partnership with Oncor is another example of American’s ongoing commitment to reducing our environmental impact, with the added benefits of improving safety in our parking structures while reducing our long-term energy costs,” said Ronny Skinner, Manager of Headquarters Facilities for American Airlines.

The Take A Load Off, Texas LED Lighting Program offers incentives for eligible commercial, non-profit and governmental customers to upgrade parking lots, garages and other facilities with energy-efficient LED lighting and controls. Monetary incentives may be provided, subject to availability, to eligible applicants upon the verified completion of a qualified lighting project. Oncor will determine the amount of monetary incentives to be granted, if any, for each qualifying lighting project based on peak-demand and annual energy savings resulting from LED installations or retrofits. For more information on the Take A Load Off, Texas® LED Lighting Program, including terms and conditions, visit http://www.takealoadofftexas.com.

About Oncor

Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC (Oncor) is a regulated electric distribution and transmission business that uses superior asset management skills to provide reliable electricity delivery to consumers. Oncor operates the largest distribution and transmission system in Texas, delivering power to approximately 3 million homes and businesses and operating more than 117,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines in Texas. While Oncor is owned by a limited number of investors (including majority owner, Energy Future Holdings Corp.), Oncor is managed by its Board of Directors, which is comprised of a majority of independent directors.

About American Airlines

American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve nearly 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories.

Take A Load Off, Texas LED Lighting Program Eligibility Requirements

  • Commercial, governmental, non-profit, and other non-residential facilities located in Oncor's service area and receiving service from an Oncor electric meter are eligible.
  • For transmission accounts, the facility may receive a point-of-delivery transmission level of up to 68 kV. (Facilities receiving higher point-of-delivery transmission levels should enroll in Oncor's Take A Load Off, Texas Targeted Industrial Program).
  • Customers may not participate in another Oncor energy efficiency program for the same energy savings.
  • New construction and retrofit projects are eligible.
  • Street and traffic signal lighting are ineligible.
  • Eligible projects include parking garages, parking lots, walkways and periphery lighting. Governmental facilities may qualify for indoor lighting projects.
  • Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information on Oncor’s Take A Load Off, Texas LED Lighting Program, visit www.takealoadofftexas.com.

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