(ABC 6 NEWS) -- An Alliant Energy company presented five Minnesota businesses with "Excellence in Energy Efficiency Awards" Wednesday in Albert Lea.
Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL) honored Sauer Valley View Farms, LLC; Ostrander Farmers Cooperative; Technical Die-Casting, Inc.; and Lou-Rich, Inc. (an Innovance Company.)
The awards are for their leadership and vision in integrating energy efficiency into the design, construction or operation of their businesses.
"Businesses are looking for ways to save money, energy cost is one line item that businesses have the power to control," said Tom Aller, President - IPL.
Each of the organizations are saving more than 310,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity every year. They're also saving a large amount of natural gas and liquid propane.