Maximizing Energy Savings and Minimizing Energy Costs: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Maximizing Energy Savings and Minimizing Energy Costs

1st Edition

By John M. Studebaker

Fairmont Press

400 pages

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Hardback: 9781420088724
pub: 2008-10-21
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Description

There are so many different energy “fixes” available today, that many energy users are hesitant to do anything because of the apparent complexity of these “fixes”. Large energy users have completely lost sight of the fact that they may not need time-consuming, large investment strategies. Strange as this may sound, many users today have little or no practical knowledge about their energy purchases. This book covers the basics of rates, components of energy purchases, and the methods and techniques required for maximizing energy savings and minimizing costs. For new energy manager or seasoned energy professionals, this book provides the foundation upon which any successful, long-term energy strategy should be based.

Table of Contents

1 – Regulation of Utilities

2 – Developing a Strategy for Reducing Electricity Costs

3 – The Electricity Utility Bill

4 – Electricity Deregulation

5 – Electricity Deregulation: The Current Status

6 – Deregulation: The Process

7 – Cogeneration

8 – Natural Gas

9 – The Natural Gas Utility Bill

10 – Natural Gas: An Overview

11 – Natural Gas Regulation

12 – Reducing Natural Gas Costs

13 – The Natural Gas Flow Process

14 – The Natural Gas Billing Process

15 – The Propane-Air System

16 – The Natural Gas Deregulation Process

17 – The Natural Gas Contract Process

18 – The Monthly Natural Gas Billing Procedure

19 – Natural Gas Cost Reduction Strategies

20 – Electricity & Natural Gas Hedging Strategies

21 – Electricity & Natural Gas Savings Opportunities

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS042000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
SCI024000
SCIENCE / Energy