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Northern Nevada BURGER KING® Restaurants Green Up

May 10, 2010


Media Contact: Karl Walquist (775) 834-3891

Reno– BURGER KING® restaurants in northern Nevada have reduced their energy bills and their carbon footprint by investing in energy efficiency at 12 locations. The improvements have reduced their annual electricity usage by 995,959 kilowatt hours since 2008. That's enough electricity to power about110 homes for a year in northern Nevada, and a 747-ton reduction in carbon emissions.

By participating in NV Energy'Sure Bet Program, an energy efficiency incentive program for commercial electric customers, restaurant franchisee Jill Lillaney has received $48,900 in incentives from Sure Bet to help offset costs of the upgrades.

"he BURGER KING® restaurants in northern Nevada are being remodeled not only to update the image but to obtain energy savings through investing in energy saving lighting and equipment,"said Lillaney."Receiving a rebate is a wonderful bonus for doing our part to save energy and operate more efficient'green'BURGER KING® restaurants in our local communities."

Added Lillaney,"We are proud to make an investment to obtain energy efficient BURGER KING® restaurants which allows us to do our part to help conserve energy."

Besides replacing existing lights with energy efficient fluorescent and LED lights, the restaurant operator has replaced steam tables for warming sandwich buns with toasters modified for energy efficiency; modified the heat ventilation from the grill to reduce air conditioning costs; and installed occupancy sensors to automatically switch lights on and off in restrooms.  

KDOT Remote Broadcast at BURGER KING® on Patriot Boulevard
BURGER KING® will be receiving an additional incentive payment for energy efficiency upgrades on Thursday, May 13, at the BURGER KING® at 76 East Patriot Blvd. in Reno. KDOT FM 104.5 radio will be there broadcasting between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to help celebrate the restaurant's commitment to energy efficiency and conservation. The event will feature BURGER KING® gift card giveaways and KDOT will be handing out 105 energy saving compact fluorescent lights.

Lillaney owns BURGER KING® restaurants in Reno and Sparks, Carson City, Gardnerville, Fernley and Winnemucca. 

About BURGER KING® Corporation
The BURGER KING® system operates more than 11,200 restaurants in all 50 states and 66 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. Approximately 90 percent of BURGER KING® restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. To learn more about BURGER KING® Corporation, please visit the company's Web site

About NV Energy
NV Energy, Inc. is a holding company with principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company, doing business as NV Energy. Serving a combined 54,500-square-mile service territory, NV Energy provides a wide range of energy services and products to approximately 2.4 million citizens of Nevada and nearly 40 million tourists annually. For more information,