2nd Edition

Unlocking Energy Efficiency Maximizing Utility Savings with Zero Equipment Investment

By Roger Brown Copyright 2024
    224 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by River Publishers

    224 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by River Publishers

    This book will reveal cost reductions and how to slash your energy costs without having to invest a lot of money. You don’t need to spend a lot to save a lot! The three pillars of cost reduction are discussed: assembling your options and analyzing your risk, developing options with your utility, and cutting out obvious waste in your operation. Those who will benefit from this exceptional and unique text are business owners, CFOs, plant managers, plant engineers, and energy managers. You will learn how to distill what cost savings are possible and how you can quickly accomplish those savings from what you already know. You can expect to walk away at the end of this book with confidence and a realistic plan of action for reducing your costs.

    Part 1: What's in this for you?

    1. How to lower your Ccsts fast

    2. Chief financial officers' quick start guide to energy savings

    3. Three case studies – can you really save millions?

    Part 2: These are your tools for demand and cost reduction

    4. Demand response/interruptible service

    5. Thoroughly understand you relative risk to win with rate changes and interruptible opportunities

    6. Real-time pricing

    7. Coindcident peak costs

    8. Solar power

    9. Energy management systems

    Part 3: Free money

    10. Sales tax

    11. Billing line items you can remove

    12. Combining meters

    Part 4: How to get things done with your utility

    13. Dealing with your utility

    14. Appoint a champion and get things done

    15. Long-term monitoring and acting on your data

    16. Summary and plan going forward



    Roger Brown is a graduate of Georgia Tech's H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. His articles on cost reduction and the future of energy have appeared in Paper 360, the journal of the pulp and paper industry. He has directed energy cost optimization projects for clients in the United States and Canada for the past 20 years. His passions include diving with sharks and flying light aircraft.