Most are not aware
of the potential for savings on their utility costs.
Fact: A city’s street lights are inventoried wrong creating a billing correction and refund going back several years.
Fact: A large business spending over $100,000/year on water and sewer costs reduces the billing 10% by getting billing errors corrected.
Fact: A large complex where the lights are on 15 hours per day is able to reduce the electric bill $10,000/year for a small investment with a first year return on its money of 27%.
Fact: A billing error reduces the garbage costs 45% for a large business.
Fact: A small city is able to reduce its total electricity consumption 10%.
Fact: A city spending over $1 million per year on electricity is able to reduce their costs $19,000 annually.
Fact: A hospital is
able to reduce its cable TV costs 36%.
It is time consuming, tedious, hard work to get to results like the above. Besides that, you have to know what to look for.
Take electricity for instance. Is there a good load factor? Is demand static or volatile? Are there opportunities to lower demand? Is their a good power factor? Is solar power an option, possibly letting the utility company store it? Are there opportunities to lower consumption? Are there billing errors and refunds to be obtained, with someone driving them to fruition? Are you on the best tariff? Could you benefit from high efficiency motors and equipment, rebates, incentives, and tax credits thereof? What is your energy consumption per square foot? Has anybody been looking at the meters and comparing them to what is set up in the billing software?