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August 4, 2020

Financial Sustainability: Improve business opportunities with correct electricity tariffs

Continuing from our previous blog, this discussion looks at managing types of energy supply costs to obtain best value for money. As part of the energy management process, you need to make sure the most appropriate electricity tariff is being used at your premises.  To minimise electricity charges, you need to select the most suitable electricity retail and network tariff and establish a consumption pattern to take advantage of both tariffs. Electricity network service providers or electricity retailers cannot suggest the correct network tariff for you, because they do not have an in-depth knowledge of your premises.  The responsibility to […]
August 26, 2020

Financial Sustainability: Improve business opportunities with Peak Power Demand Control

Continuing from our previous blog, this discussion looks at controlling electrical demand and associated demand costs. Part of the energy management process is to establish a consumption pattern to take full advantage of the premise’s electricity tariff. Clients on ALL demand type tariffs need to make sure they are controlling their electrical peak power demand and energy to minimise electricity costs. Please remember money spent on electricity costs cannot be spent on business opportunities or growing the business. There are a variety of demand and Time-of-Use demand tariffs comprising: A charge for the maximum or peak power demand which is […]
September 10, 2020

Financial Sustainability: Improve business opportunities with Hot Water Technology

Continuing from our previous blog, this discussion looks at hot water technology and how it can facilitate peak power demand control to optimise electricity costs.If you have a demand type tariff, switching off or load shedding equipment will provide electricity cost savings, without inconveniencing building operations or company manufacturing. Often walk-through energy audits will identify hot water savings on demand type tariffs of up to $5,000 by load shedding electric hot water units.Before load shedding hot water units, check if the units have sufficient storage and recovery capacity. Sufficient storage is required to make sure hot water is always available […]
September 22, 2020

Improve Energy Performance: Promote and facilitate energy efficiency

Continuing from our previous blog, a diverse “multi-path” approach is required for energy management to reduce energy, greenhouse gas emissions and operating costs.  Two of the paths suggested includes measuring energy efficiency between diverse premises (Benchmarking) and the five-steps to successful energy management. The five steps to successful energy management are: Step 1: Public commitment by the Executive – management commitment.  No plan for continuous improvement will work in the absence of an energy management system.  Planning is needed, because an energy management system delivers cost and energy savings through continuous improvement plans. Step 2: Make someone responsible for the […]