Frequently Asked Questions
- How much will it cost to evaluate our company?
Initially nothing!! We will come to your facility, free of charge, and perform an initial evaluation of your facility to lower energy costs. We will place your unique parameters into our modelling software to obtain an initial estimate of potential energy cost savings. This will give you the ability to determine if an energy cost savings project will meet your expectations.
- How much will a new energy saving system cost?
Our engineering staff prides itself on our systematic approach to addressing your electrical needs and savings targets. We design our systems within your financial and saving constraints. A typical project may provide a payback in 2 to 3 years with ROIs of 30% to 65%.
- What technologies do you use to lower energy costs?
We design our complete systems using over 15 types of technologies. What types of technology we select depends on your facility's environment. We let your environment dictate the types of technologies we use. After our engineering and design phase we will know which technologies will be optimal for your facility.
- In what types of industries have you installed your energy savings products?
All types: Automotive, Hotel, Large Industrial, Small Industrial, Government, Public Works, Warehouse storage, Distribution, and Commercial buildings.
We have designed energy cost savings approaches for most industries. The wonderful part is electricity behaves the same regardless of industry. What is important is to understand your unique environment and operating conditions so we can design an approach that works best for you.
- We already have Power Factor Correction, can we still experience energy cost savings?
Absolutely, we address power quality and electrical distribution losses within your facility. Normally, power factor correction is conducted at your main distribution panel which doesn't improve your facility electrical efficiency or address power quality issues. We address equipment, air-conditioning, refrigeration, and lighting losses, and therefore will be able to save you money regardless of power factor correction at the main.
- How are we different from other energy cost saving companies?
We are first and foremost an engineering company. We design, manufacture and install an energy savings project. Typically, our competition manufactures one or two different technologies that they must fit to your application. They may not have the pedigree that we have or the experience. We are not locked into a particular technology. If your facility demands a special design then we will have it made.
We take a systems approach to your electrical distribution system and apply technologies that maximize your savings while minimizing your expense. Other companies just do not have the breadth of technologies to offer this option.
We take a passive technology approach to your overall system. Namely, we use technologies that you will not have to maintain or receive special training on. We have spent years developing our arsenal of passive solutions to bring our customers savings without the additional lifecycle costs and training of our competitors.
- Can we finance this project from savings?
Sometimes, but our approach and our belief is to make a financially attractive project that meets both your financial and energy savings goals. Paying from your savings will mean much longer paybacks and increase your costs. Financing is available to offer our customers little to no money down and a monthly positive cash position.
- What is the effect of your technologies on equipment downtime and equipment operation?
Because most of our technologies are installed in parallel any outage will not effect your equipment operation. For the technologies that are installed in series we have bypass switches to allow our customers to bypass our technology, if needed.
Our technologies will not harm your existing equipment. Rather, they enhance the operation, extend the life and minimize the maintenance cost. There are many benefits of installing our technology. Improved performance of your facility is one of them.
- How do you prove that your systems are saving money?
Measurement and verification is the most important engineering work that we conduct. If we can not prove that we are saving you money we would go out of business. We work closely with our customers to establish a measurement and verification protocol for your unique facility. Our methodology is drawn from and complies with the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP). The IPMVP was established by a network of energy professional and national organizations from over 25 countries for the purpose of standardizing the methods by which energy conservation projects are measured and verified. We do not move forward with an installation project unless there is a clear understanding and agreement to our method for measurement and verification.
- Are the energy costs savings products and services you provide legal?
Yes, we follow and conform to all national standards on equipment and installation practices. Sometimes the power companies may not like that we have reduced their revenue but all our approaches are legal and effective in saving you money.
- If what you do is so good, why aren't the OEM's doing what you do?
In some cases they are. A customer can purchase a high efficiency air-conditioner or motor that may use some of our technology approaches. In other cases, our technologies are designed around your facility. An OEM will not know your facility or have the knowledge to recommend certain solutions because the equipment is not installed. We take the data from your facility while it is in use to determine the optimum solution. An OEM will not have this data.
- What are the lifecycle costs for this system ?
None, our systems are passive in nature and require no additional training or maintenance to operate.
- We have a Co-generation system on site; can you still lower our energy costs?
Yes, our technologies improve the efficiency of your distribution system and thus would allow you to use less electricity from the power company or allow you to sell more back to the power company.