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PACE in MN: New commercial PACE project

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — New light will be shed on Blue Line Travel Center in Worthington thanks to a retrofitting project through the PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program. The $75,000 project will outfit the site with new lighting to replace the current LED lighting on the property’s facade.

U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., a long-time supporter of energy retrofits and the PACE program, was on hand Thursday morning to congratulate Blue Line Travel Center owners Larry and Deb Potter, Worthington and the southwest region of the state for moving toward cleaner energy.

PACE allows business owners to finance clean energy improvements without having the up-front out-of-pocket expense associated with them. The energy savings will offset the payments 100 percent, often allowing the business to realize an immediate improvement in the bottom line.

Larry Potter said he decided to retrofit the truck stop after a seminar hosted by the Rural Minnesota Energy Board regarding PACE. See more.