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Mike's Holiday gets rebate for lighting project

Grand Marais PUC - Holiday rebate 02-15-17.JPG
Grand Marais PUC - Holiday rebate 02-15-17.JPG

Visitors to Mike's Holiday station in Grand Marais have likely noticed all the new LED lighting that illuminates the recently remodeled gas station.  To promote energy efficiency strategies, the Grand Marais Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issued a rebate to Mike’s Holiday, Inc. for their extensive use of LED technology. 

The station owners installed energy-saving LED lights throughout the store, around the building, and under the canopies.  The rebate from the City of Grand Marais totaled $10,912 and will eliminate the need to generate approximately 83,000 kWhs of electricity each year.
“The payback was remarkable,” stated Courtney Quaife of Holiday.  “Especially with the rebate covering about 23 percent of the cost.  This is a great service that the utility provides to help local businesses reduce costs and remain competitive.”
Karl Hansen, chair of the PUC, encourages others to take advantage of these funds.  “Go to the website,” he proclaimed at the February 15th PUC meeting where the commission presented them with a check.  “And learn more about energy efficiency and our programs.”
That information, along with the utility’s rebate forms can be found at

Caption: (L-R) PUC Secretary Jan Smith, Courtney Quaife, Payton Quaife (front), Tim Quaife, PUC Chair Karl Hansen, PUC member/City Councilor Tim Kennedy.