When one of the largest and fastest-growing retailers in the world stepped up their energy-savings initiatives, they turned to WESCO Energy Solutions for a turnkey solution and streamlined execution. With a wide variety of store layouts and existing lighting technologies in place, the project presented complex challenges of project management and product selection. The project’s overwhelming success demonstrates why leading retailers consider our team the ultimate resource for reducing their energy and maintenance costs.

To meet the enormous scale of this project, we provided full project management services including store surveys and audits; material stocking and distribution; work scheduling with local store managers; permit application and approval; and subcontractor management. We also delivered a streamlined rebate and proposal process, created new standards in customer service and accelerated execution. To handle the large number of simultaneous retrofits, our team established dedicated product warehouses and secured additional suppliers to ensure uninterrupted supplies.

This drug store chain continues to expand with new stores as well as upgrades to existing stores. WESCO remains one of their top partners for lighting and full turnkey services.


  • 10,179 total projects since 2011
  • Energy Savings: 1.4 billion kWh
  • Energy Cost Savings: $56.2 million
  • Rebates Received from 2011-2020: $18.73M
  • Average Payback: Less than 3 years
  • Reduced 992,722 metric tons of CO2 (Equivalent of removing 215,897 cars from the road)