By remembering that your goal is to reduce your overall cost, not simply reduce your cost per unit of energy while ignoring longer-term goals, we provide solutions that help to meet and exceed corporate budget objectives.
Unified Energy assists to implement policies and procedures that reduce electricity consumption and peak demand. This is achieved through a combination of using high-efficiency equipment and using energy more effectively through good operating practices.
The starting point would be a site assessment to analyze efficiency and identify usage reduction opportunities at a particular facility. Typically these might include:
POWER FACTOR CORRECTION Power Factor is the ratio of real power to apparent power or, in other words, it is the inefficiency of the power requested to power a specific device. The closer the requested amount is to the actual usage, the higher the power factor and vice versa.
Distribution companies levy penalties on companies that have low power factors (generally below 95%). By correcting any power factor inefficiencies, we can remove this financial penalty from your energy costs. Capacitor and inductor installations are the easiest fixes for power factor correction and generally have quick paybacks on capital costs. Additionally, by incorporating a holistic strategy of energy management, we can structure a program that will allow for no initial out-of-pocket expenses for this service.
ASSET RETROFITS Lighting, air conditioning and refrigeration loads can be major contributors to energy costs. Depending on the efficiency of your facilities, we can propose retrofit programs with excellent returns on capital. At the same time we will ensure that sustainability and environmental issues are addressed.
BILL AUDITING Bill auditing is an easy and relatively quick project for realizing bottom-line revenue. Each year, more than $1 billion is lost through inaccurate utility and energy provider bills due to a lack of fact checking and simple audit procedures. Whether we are looking at electricity, natural gas, heating oil, propane, water or waste facilities, our audit professionals will identify any errors.