Parker Hannifin Partners With NPPD to Make Energy Efficiency Improvements at McCook Plant

January 12, 2011

McCook, Neb.- Parker Hannifin, one of the largest hose manufacturers in the world, recently completed a major lighting project at its plant in McCook, Neb. to improve its operations and save energy and money.

The project involved replacing 602, 400-watt, metal-halide fixtures with six-lamp, T8 fluorescent high bay fixtures.

The results are visible.

“The lighting is excellent and the difference, truly amazing,” said Scott Sloggett, Parker Hannifin electrical engineer and maintenance manager. ““We should have done this year’s ago.”

Because of its energy efficiency efforts, the manufacturer of multi-purpose hoses for air, water, and gas, will see a reduction in demand of 136 kilowatts and more than one million kilowatt-hours in annual energy savings. The company also anticipates annual energy cost savings of $78,570.

Parker Hannifin applied for and received $45,150 in incentive funding from the Nebraska Public Power District’s EnergyWise energy efficiency program. NPPD’s Energy Efficiency Consultant Chris Hegert presented the incentive check to Parker Hannifin on Jan. 12, 2011.

“NPPD is in the business of selling energy that is of value,” said Hegert. “The EnergyWise programs help customers reduce wasted energy – that which is of little value. This creates a win-win for the customer and NPPD.”