Funding for Commercial Energy Efficiency Projects – Where to Go in Ohio

Funding for Commercial Energy Efficiency Projects – Where to Go in Ohio

Commercial energy efficiency projects create a dilemma for small- and medium-sized businesses.  When it comes to funding for commercial energy efficiency projects, many still think in terms of banks (commercial and otherwise). Funds from other organizations are available, however – and often at terms that take the “infeasibility” out of energy efficiency projects...

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Getting the Most from an Energy Assessment

In this day of increasing utility costs, energy efficiency and reduced consumption are the goals of every business – especially industrial firms. There are a lot of standalone measures manufacturing companies can take to improve their energy usage – but the greatest gains occur when they have a comprehensive energy efficiency plan. This plan begins with an energy assessment.Read More

Free Energy Assessment Available

A great way to start 2012 is by getting an accurate picture of your company’s energy usage and how you might become more energy efficient. And a great way to do this is with a free energy assessment currently being offered by D.L. Steiner.

D.L. Steiner’s energy assessment is a CEM-completed engineering study that uses your company’s historical energy data, an inspection of your facility, and comparisons with industry averages to identify areas where you can increase energy efficiency and conservation—and save money!

Contact D.L. Steiner at 419.222.6048 to schedule your free energy assessment and to request our Pre-Assessment Data Collection Form.

Demand Control Options That Save Money

In the previous issue of the PCC Journal, we discussed how demand control can help companies lower their utility bills by smoothing out their electrical demand (the kW amount of electricity required for operations). This article looks at six great options for setting up an effective demand control program—and eliminating those costly demand charges!Read More

Effective Power Factor Correction Using Synchronous Motors

Power factor and power factor correction are familiar electrical terms, but just in case they are new to you, let’s do a quick review. As it relates to electrical energy, power factor is the ratio of working power to apparent power. Working power (kW) is the electrical energy you need to do useful things, namely, run production equipment. Apparent power (kVA) is the electrical energy your utility company must supply in order to deliver the working power you need.Read More

Lowering Electric Costs Through Demand Control

With today’s focus on reducing the high cost of monthly electric utility charges, most companies automatically assume this means installing new, more energy-efficient fixtures and equipment. These can help, but for many facilities, the place to begin in cutting electric costs is not by installing a new lighting system or high-efficiency motors. Instead, it’s by taking a look at the electric utility bill—more specifically, thedemand charge on that bill.Read More

Implementing Effective Power Management

Advances in digital monitoring/control devices and networking technology have expanded the range of power monitoring equipment available, plus improved its functionality. The result is a significant new potential forincreasing power system reliability while decreasing system operating costs. These advances are causing a growing number of facilities to develop comprehensive energy management strategies that help them maximize their energy resources.Read More

Dan Steiner Earns CEM Designation

With today’s uncertain energy costs, reducing energy consumption, or at least using energy more efficiently, is becoming a top priority for an increasing number of organizations. To help our clients improve their energy use, D.L. Steiner continues to explore and expand our energy management capabilities and services. One of the most notable developments in this area happened recently when D.L. Steiner President, Dan Steiner, learned he had earned the Certified Energy ManagerSM (CEM®) designation from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the AEE has over 11,000 members in 78 countries.

The purpose of the CEM program is to raise the standards and practice of energy management by recognizing those who demonstrate both knowledge and ability to manage energy wisely. “CEM” is an international symbol of competence in currently accepted best practices for effective energy management. Steiner is one of only 8,500 CEMs worldwide.

“The CEM is a visible symbol of D.L. Steiner’s capabilities in energy management,” said Steiner. “It also represents our commitment to deliver complete energy solutions to our clients.”

For more on our energy management services and the CEM designation, contact D.L. Steiner.

Effective Power Management

Link to the full article originally published in Dec. 1999 issue of PlantEngineering.com.

By DANIEL L. STEINER, P.E., D. L. STEINER. INC., LIMA OH; AND

WILLIAM WHITEHEAD, SENIOR APPLICATION ENGINEER SIEMENS ENERGY & AUTOMATION NORCROSS, GA

Recent advances in both microprocessor- based monitoring and control devices and computer networking have expanded the range of power monitoring equipment available and improved functional capabilities of these devices. The result is a significant new potential for increasing power system reliability while simultaneously decreasing system operating costs. These advances along with deregulation are causing a growing number of plants to develop comprehensive new energy management strategies that help them maximize valuable energy resources. . .