Other Energy Services
Demand Management and Response
Peak Demand Management and Demand Response are terms used by Utilities to describe ways for your business or organization to make an impact on the electricity usage patterns.
Peak Demand Management addresses long-term improvements where Demand Response is more focused on short-term activities.
The ability of utility customers to shed loads during peak demands is beneficial to the entire electric grid and to your bottom line. It can significantly reduce peak prices and price volatility.
Peak Demand Management programs encourage the end-user to be more energy efficient. These measures can include lighting retrofits, building automation, backup generation, and other equipment upgrades and improvements.
Demand Response is designed to encourage end-users to make short term reductions in energy demand. These may include turning off or dimming lights, adjusting HVAC levels or shutting down a portion of the manufacturing process during periods when the grid is not stable.
Onsite improvements like solar renewables can be used to displace load drawn from the power grid and reduce costs.
As part of our analysis of your entire energy portfolio, we will investigate and negotiate Demand Response and Demand Management savings opportunities with your utility provider.
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Power Factor Correction
What is Power Factor?
Power factor (Pf) is a measure of how effectively you are using electricity. The more efficiently you consume your energy, the higher the PF and the lower your utility costs.
The power factor of an electric load can be defined as the ratio of real power to apparent power. Take a look at this (beer photo) to give you a visual of what we are talking about.
The more inefficient that systems operate; the lower your PF. Low PF results in higher penalties from the Utility.
Why is this important for electric utility bills?
The main contributor to a low power factor are normally cyclical loads, like motors, which may include:
What can you do?
There are proven ways to correct low PF and deliver excellent financial returns with no impact to your equipment or daily operations.
Correcting PF issues can reduce costly penalties on your utility bill and extend the life of expensive equipment.
Let us examine your bills. We can examine any penalties you are paying and offer solutions to reduce your costs.
Other Energy Services
LED Lighting Retrofit
Typically 40% of a building’s energy usage comes from lighting. This usage happens during the most expensive times to purchase electricity, typically daylight business hours.
Why would you benefit from an LED Lighting Retrofit?
There are many creative business and financing opportunities available to complete a full LED lighting retrofit. There are rebates, grants, and zero interest loans available to reduce capital expenditures.
Combine the cost savings, lowered maintenance costs and rebates and it’s often an easy decision to upgrade to LED’s. The cost savings can be significant.