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Posted on: February 24, 2020

SCMU Delivers Energy Efficiency Rebate to Dordt University

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Sioux Center Municipal Utilities presented Dordt University a $11,982 rebate check this week for choosing energy-efficient technology in their facilities in Sioux Center.

The energy rebates are part of the Bright Energy Solutions program, which offers cash incentives to business and residential energy customers of community-owned utilities who chose qualifying energy-efficient equipment.

“Dordt University continues to pursue choices that help reduce our community’s peak energy demand, which helps keep energy costs lower for us all,” said Josh Dorhout, who administers the Bright Energy Solutions program at Sioux Center Municipal Utilities. “Through these choices, they will also save energy and money long-term.”

Dordt staff chose energy-saving technology in the university’s new nursing education center, theatre arts building, and other spaces including LED trougher lighting, LED highbay lighting, and occupancy sensors.

“Dordt University values stewardship, both financial stewardship – using money wisely – and environmental stewardship – caring for God’s creation. The opportunity to install energy-efficient lighting in new buildings is one way of showing our commitment to stewardship. We are thankful to the City of Sioux Center for providing a rebate so Dordt can reach this goal,” said Arlan Nederhoff, Director of Capital Projects at Dordt University.

Sioux Center Municipal Utilities provides power to more than 2,681 customers and is one of 61 members of wholesale power provider Missouri River Energy Services, which offers the Bright Energy Solutions energy-efficiency incentive program. These incentives are designed to help member utilities reduce electric energy costs and operate more efficiently. Learn more at

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