Orange and Rockland Celebrates Energy Efficiency Day 2023
Every day is Energy Efficiency Day at Orange and Rockland Utilities (O&R). And, in recognition of national Energy Efficiency (EE) Day today, October 4, O&R is re-doubling its efforts to promote energy efficiency – the cheapest and quickest way to meet our clean energy needs, cut utility bills, and reduce pollution.
“O&R is proud to offer a variety of energy efficiency programs to help customers better control their energy usage while lowering their carbon footprint and energy bills,” said Charmaine Cigliano, O&R’s Director of Customer Energy Services. “We believe that energy efficiency is for everyone, and this initiative aims to bring a cleaner energy future to families and businesses in our community.”
Eligible customers in New York and New Jersey can receive instant rebates when they purchase energy-saving products on the My ORU Store, O&R’s online marketplace. The My ORU Store makes saving energy and money, simple, safe, and easy, with fast and free shipping on many orders. Customers also have easy access to home weatherization contractors, solar providers, and heat pump and geothermal installers through this one stop shop.
In honor of EE Day, O&R if offering enhanced rebates from some of the most popular brands of thermostats, including Google Nest, Honeywell, ecobee, and Emerson. With a smart thermostat, you can take control of your heating and cooling costs like never before, helping you save energy and money.
Since 2009, over 439,000 O&R customers reduced CO2 emissions by 1.1 million tons through energy efficiency program participation. That is equivalent to removing 247,000 cars from the road. O&R energy efficiency programs also have contributed to the savings of:
- 2,034, 000 MWh – enough to power 245,000 homes
- 71 MW peak demand – enough to power 12 Palisades Malls
- 1,551,000 Dth - enough to heat 13,600 homes
These achievements demonstrate O&R’s commitment and leadership role in the delivery of a clean energy future for our customers.
And, those are just a few of the reasons why O&R was honored earlier this year by the federal government’s ENERGY STAR® program for helping save O&R customers more than 78,000 MWh of energy in 2022 alone. How? By effectively promoting ENERGY STAR® certified products through O&R’s online energy store, its instant incentives in big box stores and its marketing campaigns. For energy efficiency tips, incentives, and rebates, please visit www.oru.com/save.
About Orange and Rockland
Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R), a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, is a regulated utility. O&R 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.