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“Hungry fridge ate more than me”

My friend Andrew once learned that he was paying twice as much for electricity than his neighbour across the street. Similar house, similar family, similar lifestyle, same utility ... but neighbour paid $200 a month, while Andrew paid $400. So Andrew decided to tackle the issue. He invited a utility rep to do a walk [...]

Wrong energy metrics can damage quality

Simple energy metrics can be useless or worse Our client, an industrial bakery, monitored natural gas burned in the oven in m3 per kg of shipped bread. A fair metric, right? Just read the meter, take production report, divide consumption by production - done. They have got nowhere with this metric when it came to [...]

How to measure saved energy? Measurement and verification of energy efficiency projects

A proper answer to this seemingly simple question is nothing but simple. Proper measurement and verification of achieved savings is a key factor when calculating payback period, IRR for an investment into energy efficiency project and any other in-company ratio. Effectively, M&V may mean a difference between energy efficiency project being named [...]

What is the payback period for this energy efficiency project?

Another email (call, booklet) offers you an energy efficiency measure with a 12 months payback period. Can this be true? Assessing actual savings delivered by an energy efficiency measure only seems to be a straightforward job. To avoid disappointment after implementation manager must understand utility bill structure and tariff options. Use of [...]

Energy Management: 4 Steps to Protect your Company from Utility Cost Fluctuations

A lot is being said about the need to manage energy. Many of our contacts seem confused about this idea and often do not know where to start. Here is a relief: energy management is first of all management, all rules apply. To demonstrate we will project management ideas to energy context. Energy prices are [...]