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O&R Donates Nearly 11,000 LED Bulbs to Local Food Pantries

Orange & Rockland (O&R) is donating nearly 11,000 energy-saving LED bulbs to consumers at participating food pantries in O&R’s Rockland and Orange counties’ New York service area.

This donation is in addition to 38,400 LED bulbs O&R donated to local food pantries last year.

One 4-pack box of bulbs is to be included in each consumer’s individual food order for one week, through O&R’s vendor Greenlite Lighting Corporation (Greenlite). 

An LED light bulb produces light using light-emitting diodes (LEDs). LED lamps are significantly more energy-efficient than equivalent incandescent lamps. LEDs are less expensive to use and come to full brightness immediately with no warm-up delay. They shine brightly, are cool to the touch, and switching LEDs on and off frequently does not reduce their life expectancy as with fluorescent lighting.

This donation is just one example of why O&R was honored as a 2020 Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star program. The honor was in recognition of O&R’s successful energy efficiency program delivery, which included the LED bulb donation to food pantries program, among other programs. That overall effort effectively leveraged Energy Star certified products for its residential products program, helping save customers more than 55,000 MWh.

For more information about LED bulbs, go to www.oru.com/LED.  To purchase LED bulbs with an instant rebate, visit www.myORUstore.com, O&R’s online marketplace, or find O&R’s retail partners at www.oru.com/LED.

Among the food pantries participating in this program are:

Rockland County

  • People to People in Nanuet
  • St. Paul’s Parish in Congers
  • Tomche Shabbos of Rockland County in Suffern
  • Salvation Army in Spring Valley
  • Sloatsburg Food Pantry in Suffern
  • MLK Multi-Purpose Center in Spring Valley
  • Rhoda Bloom Food Pantry at JCC in West Nyack

Orange County

  • RECAP Nutrition Program in Middletown
  • Our Father’s Kitchen Food Pantry in Monroe
  • Kiryas Joel Community Council Food Pantry in Monroe
  • Easter Seals Food Pantry in Port Jervis
  • St. Mary’s Food Pantry in Port Jervis

Orange & Rockland

Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies. O&R is a regulated utility that provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State (where its franchise name is Orange & Rockland) and northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company), and natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York.

Greenlite

Greenlite Lighting Corporation (Greenlite) is a prime manufacturer of ENERGY STAR® LED bulbs, water saving products, residential energy efficiency products and smart home products including smart thermostats. Greenlite has been an ENERGY STAR Partner its inception in 1994 and is proud to be a 3-year consecutive annual winner of the national ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award from the EPA and DOE.

Greenlite’s core go-to-market strategy leverages utility energy-efficiency Incentives to service the residential market through a variety of utility program channels with a particular focus on making their advanced technology products available to income disadvantaged communities. In 2020, Greenlite is currently under contract with more than 95 utilities nationwide delivering energy saving products to residential homeowners.

ICF

ICF, Greenlite’s subcontractor, is a global consulting services company that helps clients navigate change and better prepare for the future. The ICF team of experts has been working at the intersection of policy and practice in every aspect of the energy industry for 50 years.

ICF works with the top global utilities, plus all major federal agencies and relevant energy non-government organizations to devise effective strategies, implement successful energy programs, and build strong relationships with customers. From analyzing fuel and power markets to advising on regulatory compliance, ICF provides leadership on renewable energy and distributed generation programs. ICF evaluates the impact of future market trends and regulations and supports the development of strategies to manage change. Learn more at icf.com/energy.

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