Big sav­ings from energy man­age­ment

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY -

Busi­nesses who wanted in­de­pen­dent ad­vice on knock­ing back energy costs in­stead of re­ly­ing on the guid­ance of energy sup­pli­ers with a vested in­ter­ested, were the in­spi­ra­tion be­hind Energy So­lu­tion Providers. The com­pany spe­cialises in smart me­ter­ing and energy au­dits aimed at cut­ting costs and energy waste for cor­po­rate cus­tomers and was set up by Jeremy Allen when he re­alised how lit­tle many com­pa­nies new about the ba­sis of their energy con­sump­tion and what they did know was usu­ally based sim­ply on their power bill.

Allen told the New Zealand Her­ald that the bill told how much energy in­di­vid­ual sites were con­sum­ing, but didn’t show when, where or what was us­ing the power. This, he said, was ap­palling, and that this lack of in­for­ma­tion pre­vented some­thing be­ing done about ex­ces­sive use of power.

ESP’s first big client was the ASB. The bank’s elec­tri­cal us­age in­creased by 28 per­cent in three years but Allen reck­oned he could cut energy costs by 19 per­cent per square me­tre with proper me­ter­ing data and man­age­ment. The ASB achieved that 19 per­cent sav­ings within the next six months, an $ 8.5 mil­lion sav­ing.

Other ESP clients in­clude Air New Zealand, Auck­land Coun­cil, Food­stuffs, McDon­ald’s, Bridge­stone and sev­eral gov­ern­ment min­istries.­quiry #150836a.

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