Stora Enso, a leading paper producer for the printing and publishing industries in North America, recently installed 630 energy-efficient lighting fixtures, manufactured by Orion Lighting Services, in its Stevens Point Mill in Wisconsin. By doing so, Stora Enso hopes to conserve 977,478 kWh per year and expects the retrofit to pay for itself within 25 months.

The Orion Virtual Power Plant (OVPP) concept is based on Orion’s ability to market energy-throughput (high-quality light) and displaced capacity (reduced electricity consumption) to end-users and utilities. In other words, Orion generates this displaced capacity through the installation of its energy-saving lighting fixtures, thereby empowering commercial and industrial customers to control their energy and maintenance costs while allowing utility companies to reduce overall electricity demand.