Tiny’s Grill of Utica, NY Takes Advantage of $ 3,955 in Utility Rebates with the National Grid Small Business Services Program

Tiny’s Bar and Grill

Utica, NY (PRWEB) August 15, 2014

Tiny’s Grill is saving $ 159 a month on its utility bill, while reducing its energy usage and environmental impact. By implementing energy-efficient interior and exterior lighting upgrades throughout the bar, dining room, kitchen, storage and outdoor areas of its Utica, NY location, Tiny’s Grill has reduced energy consumption by 17,194 kWh, which is equivalent to removing an estimated 18,913 pounds of carbon dioxide from the environment per year, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculations. The lighting upgrades were completed by SmartWatt Energy via the National Grid Small Business Services Program.

When the owner of Tiny’s Grill, Joanne Gerace, contacted National Grid to inquire about their Small Business Services Program, SmartWatt came in to perform a complimentary energy audit of all interior and exterior lighting. SmartWatt then proposed a plan to replace the existing lighting systems with energy-efficient fluorescent and LED lighting fixtures throughout the restaurant. These lighting upgrades have not only substantially reduced the restaurant’s energy costs, but have also resulted in a rebate of $ 3,955, which according to National Grid, are expected to pay for themselves in only 16 months.

SmartWatt is the administrator and implementation contractor for National Grid’s Small Business Services Program in Central, Northern, and the Mohawk Valley regions of upstate New York. The National Grid Small Business Services Program helps businesses with an average peak demand of 100 kW or less per month to conduct energy-efficient upgrade measures. Through this program, SmartWatt will provide a complimentary energy audit and National Grid will pay up to 70 percent of the installation costs completed by SmartWatt and finance the remaining amount interest-free for up to two years.

For more information on the National Grid Small Business Services Program or to schedule a free complimentary energy audit, call 1-800-332-3333 or visit http://www.nationalgridus.com/smallbusiness.


SmartWatt Energy is a unique energy-efficiency firm. It provides turnkey solutions for utilities, commercial, industrial and institutional clients and also develops proprietary software that streamlines internal workflow processes and provides comprehensive program reporting. SmartWatt Energy’s three divisions use cutting-edge technologies, design and processes to take on and solve their client’s toughest sustainability challenges:

The Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Division works with end-use clients throughout the United States to design and install integrated energy-efficiency projects. Clients look to SmartWatt Energy to provide large-scale savings through turnkey energy auditing, engineering, project management and installation services.

The Utility Division contracts directly with utilities to manage their commercial energy efficiency programs. SmartWatt Energy’s vertically integrated program delivery platform ensures utility program success and client satisfaction, because all elements of the utility program are handled by a talented, integrated, cross-functional team.

The Software Development Division creates customized, proprietary software applications to increase efficiencies and provide added value to utilities and national accounts clients.

SmartWatt Energy has won an Inc. magazine “Hire Power” award and has twice been named one of the “Fastest Growing Private Companies in the United States” on the magazine’s annual 5000 list. For more information, visit http://www.smartwattinc.com.

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