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Electricity conservation incentive programs beyond 2015: a transition from IESO (OPA) to LDCs

IESO has announced the transition of incentive programs to utilities. How will this transition affect industrial and commercial companies? Message from provincial electricity authorities is reassuring: at Toronto Hydro most programs will continue in the similar format, incentive application process is expected to become faster and easier. Conservation incentive programs past 2015 Programs to be [...]

By | 2016-11-10T00:28:25-05:00 October 1st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Energy management at 3M Canada

This post continues our mini-series Learning from the Big - interviews with energy managers of big manufacturers with operations in Ontario, Canada. I spoke with Andrew Hejnar, Energy Manager at 3M Canada. What is the history of energy efficiency at 3M? First Energy Group at 3M (USA) was formed in 1974, by the mid-70s a position of [...]

Does your plant pay for water service it does not use?

If water is part of your recipes or your plant runs an absorption cooling tower you likely pay for sewage service you do not use. With some effort your plant may decrease water bill without changing production processes. Water service is not cheap any more Water used to be cheap in Canada. Not any more: [...]

By | 2018-05-01T08:31:27-05:00 October 31st, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Where to find cost savings at industrial bakery? – Utility costs

Though this question has accounting flavour, implications of answer may have vital importance to an industrial bakery: several cents per kilogram or dozen may mean the difference between winning or losing a huge order from a brand name client. Let’s take a closer look on major cost components to find out what a plant manager [...]

By | 2016-11-10T00:28:26-05:00 October 7th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Energy Management FAQ from Leonardo ENERGY

Answers to many questions about energy management have been compiled by Leonardo Energy - a European portal devoted to energy management and titled "The Global Community for Sustainable Energy Professionals" . The list somewhat "gravitates" towards new certification program - Superior Energy Performance, but an interested reader will always find useful information anyway :) Here are [...]

By | 2017-08-17T03:40:05-05:00 August 6th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Welcome to our blog: How Energy Management Affects Your Business and Profit

Dear visitors, we welcome you to our blog. We write for owners, business and financial managers, energy engineers, who want to find ways to benefit their Business, Clients and Environment through energy management. From our experience we can assure you: energy management will help you can gain much more than just reduce energy costs. [...]

By | 2018-10-31T17:43:08-05:00 July 24th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Why modern economy strives to build electricity generation facilities instead of conserving energy?

It’s long been known that reducing electricity use through efficiency is cheaper than having to generate more power to meet rising demand. A recent reportfrom the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy puts numbers behind that claim. “Why build more expensive power plants when efficiency gives you more bang for your buck?" said Maggie Molina, author [...]

An easy way to find the low hanging fruit of energy savings

Finding energy saving opportunities can be fun if done right. It can be enjoyable and productive. Direct and indirect business benefits typically result from noticing where energy can be used better or used less: at industrial setting energy is meant to be used to produce something by powering machinery, when machinery does not produce the [...]

By | 2017-08-17T03:40:04-05:00 June 19th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Analysis of natural gas consumption at Weston Bakery revealed saving opportunities

GreenQ Partners analyzed natural gas consumption at Weston Bakery Sudbury. This article presents partial simplified results of this analysis. Gas was metered at oven level at uneven monthly billing intervals; production was reported every 28 days; weather data was provided by NASA on a daily basis. We visited bakery to link numbers to actual [...]

Ontario-made solar PV system installed at orphanage in Jamaica

As reported by Eclipsall, an orphanage in a remote location in Jamaica has seen a marked improvement in their access to electricity thanks to a group of York based volunteers who recently installed a new solar PV panel system at the Beatitudes Home located near the island's capital city of Kingston. Prior to this, the [...]

By | 2017-08-17T03:40:04-05:00 November 20th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments