Case Study Energy Management
Several of our clients use Maintenance Management for the energy management expertise. Energy management requires a complete understanding of electric bills, gas bills and water bills. Over the years many electric and natural gas utilities have voluntarily deregulated allowing for outside suppliers to provide the commodity portion of the monthly bill. We have helped clients purchase their energy needs in several states at fixed rates for extended periods as well as store natural gas during the summer for usage during the winter months.
In addition we understand the utility tariffs and billing structures and can make recommendations or review your power factor, demand charges, and tariff. While reviewing one client's electric bill we discovered that after the construction was complete and energy usage increased dramatically, that the wrong electric tariff was being used for the smaller usage during the construction phase. Our client received a $10,000 refund on their electric bill for overcharges and the correct tariff was then applied for future billings. We have encountered errors much greater than this with improper multi-metering of facilities resulting in more costly energy tariffs.
We also maintain and operate several different brand name digital control systems, however we feel the first step to energy management is to be on the right billing tariff for all your utilities.