If you run a large plant chances are you receive a pretty big electrical bill each month. It’s part of the cost of doing business and it’s a big cost. Typically you don’t have a lot of options when it comes to buying your energy. So sending out an RFP for your energy needs isn’t an option. You’re basically stuck with the bill you get. Or are you?
One thing you can do to reduce that electricity bill each month is to make sure your plant is running efficiently. There are all kinds of ways to reduce your energy cost like using energy efficient lighting. For example, if you have 200 (400 Watt) lamps with an annual burn of 4000 hours at an average of .07 KWHR you could save over $15,000 annually. How? Convert to an energy efficient lighting solution. In this case converting to 4 Lamp T8 – 128 Watts did the trick.
A $15,000 savings annually by just changing one thing in your plant is a nice bite out of your electricity bill. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. You could install Smart Meters so equipment runs only at optimal times. You could install motion sensors so lights are only in use when someone is in the room. Your electric company most likely charges you a higher cost when there is a low power factor. Power factor correction can fix that and reduce your energy costs.
The list of ways to reduce your plants energy costs is long. One of the best ways to find out all the options you have in making your plant more energy efficient is to schedule an energy audit. It costs nothing to find out how much money you could be saving. So stop paying too much and request a quote today.