energy manager

28 02, 2019

Managerial oversight may forever hide energy waste

By |2020-06-03T10:33:18-04:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Energy Efficiency Tips, Energy management, Energy management education, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Amnesty to prior energy waste unlocks immense energy cost reduction potential.

14 06, 2018

What makes energy efficiency projects fail?

By |2020-06-03T10:33:18-04:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Energy Efficiency Tips, Energy management|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

We all agree that Energy Management is important, even C-levels agree. Still too often it's not done. Why is that? This 2003 article - Overcoming Barriers to Effective Energy Management in Industrial Settings - names several barriers which I list below with my comments : Lack of Organizational Commitment If senior management is not committed to [...]

24 05, 2018

Ducking peak hours to reduce Global Adjustment is a serious game in Ontario

By |2020-06-03T10:33:18-04:00May 24th, 2018|Categories: Business value, Energy management|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Yesterday I attended an interesting presentation at Energy Solutions Exhibition in Hamilton - a serious approach of Peak Power Inc to reducing demand during peak hours. Peak Power considers peak chasing a game of smarts, and they lots of them to the table. Weather your company belongs to Class A of Class B, Global Adjustment is [...]

15 05, 2018

How has 3M Canada cut energy use by 32%? Part 6: 3 tips to succeed with energy projects from 3M

By |2020-06-03T10:33:18-04:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Energy Efficiency Tips, Energy management, Energy management education, Interesting Reads|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

In this post we shall conclude describing how 3M has achieved outstanding energy cost reduction results. These publication has resulted from interview with Andrew Hejnar, Energy Manager of 3M Canada. This post completes the story started in previous publications: Part 1: How does 3M take big energy decisions Part 2: Energy standards increase savings Part [...]

23 02, 2018

How to help CFO approve your energy project and keep healthy margins?

By |2018-05-01T16:14:03-04:00February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Business value, Energy Efficiency Tips, Energy management, Profitability, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Corporations routinely require energy projects to meet a 2 year simple payback threshold, which is another way of requesting a 50% return. Same corporations rarely enjoy returns in excess of 10% in their core business. Are CFOs mean to energy projects, plain stupid, or what? - Unlikely. Slow thinkers do not make it to corner offices. [...]

22 11, 2017

Why energy managers are not valued in the boardroom and How to change this

By |2020-06-03T10:33:20-04:00November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Energy Efficiency Tips, Energy management, Energy management education|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

As an energy manager you work hard to keep energy cost in check. But do you get due recognition of results? A typical energy manger has to master lots of skills: come up with energy efficiency ideas, evaluate dozens of offers on energy saving tools, products and services, manage contractors, oversee implementation of energy conservation [...]

31 10, 2017

How can an energy manager travel in time and space to impress CFO?

By |2020-06-03T10:33:20-04:00October 31st, 2017|Categories: Business value, Energy management, Profitability|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Which energy manager does CFO know by first name? Hands-on? Watchful? Strategic? A Hands-On energy manager walks the floor daily to personally check consumption of every machine. He is in one place at a time. A Watchful energy manager installs meters to check real-time energy performance. He monitors several machines at the same time. A [...]

18 04, 2017

How to receive 16c per kWh incentive for lighting retrofit, operational changes and any capital improvements?

By |2017-04-18T15:25:27-04:00April 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

IESO has launched a new incentive program that rewards commercial real estate operators for sustained reduction of electricity consumption. Energy Performance Program pays 16c per kWh of actual reduction over 4 years as compared to 5c or 10c paid through other SaveOnEnergy programs. Savings will be determined through M&V procedure based on IPMVP Option C [...]

9 03, 2017

Due credit often misses good energy managers, but not the smart ones

By |2020-06-03T10:33:20-04:00March 9th, 2017|Categories: business case, Business value, Energy management, Profitability|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Proper analysis brings energy heroes front and center. Can this be you? The graph shows results of statistical analysis of electricity consumption at a frozen food warehouse performed in accordance with recommendation of International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP). Blue dotted line represents a cumulative sum of differences between actual and predicted consumption. Difference [...]

25 06, 2015

Energy management at 3M Canada

By |2015-08-06T16:37:37-04:00June 25th, 2015|Categories: Energy management, Energy management education, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

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