Norwich Public Utilities (NPU)

A municipally owned utility serving Norwich, CT with
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Spring 2015

Message from John Bilda

Financial strength pays big dividends – and saves big money

john-bildaLike any business, Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) and the City of Norwich are always looking for ways to save money without compromising the quality of the service we provide. And just like most businesses, we need to borrow money from time to time in order to make important and prudent investments that can be paid for over a number of years.

Recently, the City of Norwich completed the sale of $6.74 million in General Obligation Bonds to fund a variety of projects throughout the city over the next several years.

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Have you considered a FREE comprehensive energy audit?

200px-Energy Star logo.svgNPU understands how much energy costs can impact a company's bottom line. To help commercial customers manage their energy use, we offer a range of energy efficiency programs, including a comprehensive energy audit of your business to help identify opportunities to save money every month.

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9 NPU C&I customers earn $122,629 in rebates in Q4, 2014

9 Commercial and Industrial (C&I) customers of Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) took advantage of the Lighting Retrofit Program and received $122,629 in rebates during the fourth quarter of 2014. For all of 2014, 28 customers participating in the program completing 33 projects throughout the year and earned $367,387 in rebates.

NPU provides rebates to C&I customers for replacing traditional incandescent lighting with light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and high-efficiency linear fluorescent tubes. NPU customers receive rebates of 35% of the purchase of the more efficient light bulbs.

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Sheffield Pharmaceuticals expanding into Norwich with purchase of 9 Wisconsin Avenue

In December, 2014, Sheffield Pharmaceuticals of New London announced their intention to expand their operations into a vacant property in the Stanley Israelite Business Park in Norwich, following the purchase of a 136,000 square-foot facility at 9 Wisconsin Avenue from Block and Kahn.

"Sheffield Pharmaceuticals is proud to be creating more US manufacturing jobs. Our transition to the Norwich warehouse solves a long-standing logistical problem for us, and is absolutely required to support the complexities of supplying our customers and their 60,000 US retail outlets," said Jeff Davis, COO of Sheffield Pharmaceuticals. "This move will add jobs in both Norwich and New London. We will continue to manufacture all products at our corporate headquarters in New London and this expansion is great for Connecticut's economy as we continue to add US manufacturing jobs to support the growth of our health care and beauty product lines."

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News You Can Use

Energy Star – not just for residential costumers

ENERGY STAR is best known as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) program to certify energy-efficient products, homes and buildings. However, Energy Star has been working with the business community and the public sector to help organizations of all sizes use energy more wisely.

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