energy cost Articles

  • How to reduce Triad energy charges

    The winter Triad season is, once again, upon us and affecting business electricity bills.  It is important for organisations to carefully manage electricity consumption through the Triad season, which can help to dramatically decrease electricity costs. What are 'Triads' and what is the 'Triad' season? ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Evaporative cooling cuts energy costs

    Commercial contractors utilize alternative technology in today’s buildings It is estimated that HVAC systems account for approximately 40 percent of the energy used in commercial buildings, which is why many building owners and managers are looking for ways to cut these costs. One way to do that may be to utilize evaporative cooling systems, which can be relatively inexpensive to ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Case study - Bank energy costs

    There are many pleasures of living and working in the Cayman Islands. However, paying utility bills for your business on Cayman isn’t one of them. The island territory has particularly high energy costs because Cayman has few domestic energy resources. Most electricity on Cayman is produced from imported diesel fuel, which is very expensive. As a result, businesses on Grand Cayman pay ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • Wind Energy Technologies: Technology, Market and Costs

    Technology Overview   These large wind turbines turn Midwestern wind into utility electricity. Wind turbines convert the power in the wind into electricity. By extracting the kinetic energy in the wind, wind turbines generate mechanical power. In the past, mechanical wind machines were widely used for specific tasks, such as pumping water or grinding grain. Today, wind ...

  • Solar Energy Costs and the Struggle for Grid Parity

    The price of manufacturing solar panels has dropped significantly in the past decade, and installation has risen as dramatically as prices have fallen. Yet the cost of solar energy varies from state to state and country to country, why? Even though solar panels are cheap to manufacture, the cost of financing, installing and maintaining a system add to the overall price of the product. ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • The importance of external costs for the competitiveness of renewable energies

    Low environmental damage is one of the main justifications for solar energy, especially now that supply security has slipped from public consciousness. In recent years, there has been much progress in the analysis of environmental damages, in particular thanks to the ExternE (external costs of energy) Project of the European Commission. This note presents a brief summary and comparison of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The energy cost of water independence: the case of Singapore

    Finding alternative resources to secure or increase water availability is a key issue in most urban areas. This makes the research of alternative and local water resources of increasing importance. In the context of political tension with its main water provider (Malaysia), Singapore has been implementing a comprehensive water policy for some decades, which relies on water demand management and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sainsbury’s to cut energy costs with new intelligent building

    Retail giant will start using a smart-grid system at Kent store on Wednesday as part of another green initiative to cut carbon emissions. Sainsbury’s will start testing a smart-grid system at its new Hythe store in Kent on Wednesday, in an attempt to cut its carbon emissions and reliance on the grid at times of peak demand. The company said the smart grid system technology was a ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • BIM becomes top priority with increasing energy costs

    Using Building Information Modelling for energy analysis can save a company a significant amount of time and money, reports ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Want low-cost clean energy? Bank on innovation

    In the United States, there is a heated debate about how much government should support renewable energy innovation. While you won’t find anyone who says they don’t value ‘innovation’, the U.S. federal investment in energy innovation across both fossil and renewable technology is still anemic, ...

  • Spain implants measures to cut energy costs

    Spain will raise biofuel blending and lower both speed limits and train fares, on track to reduce energy costs and its dependence on ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Energy display screens help Tesco to cut energy costs

    Retail giant Tesco is cutting carbon footprint and energy costs by engaging its staff with energy display screens. Tesco will install touch screen energy boards in 500 locations across the UK, following a test programme in nine stores. The staff areas of each store will have energy boards displaying which sections, such as the bakery, petrol station, lighting or heating, are consuming the most ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • On the energy, exergy and cost optimisation of multi–energy–carrier power systems

    This paper introduces the exergy hub approach, a framework that can be used for the optimisation of multi–carrier energy supply systems. Moreover, this paper presents a comparison between the results of the optimal dispatch (which defines how much power should be produced by each generation unit) obtained from an exergetic efficiency optimisation and the optimal dispatch obtained from an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy 101 - Managing your energy costs in a rising utility rate climate

    This is the second in a series of informational articles to commercial and industrial owners and occupants intended to present methods to reduce energy usage and improve efficiencies of existing energy loads within buildings and manufacturing processes. We at Mid-Atlantic are dedicated to assisting our clients to address impending utility rate cap terminations that are projected to significantly ...

  • Reduce carbon and energy cost with Building Energy Management Systems

    Building Energy Management Systems can achieve the cost and carbon saving benefits businesses are seeking. One of the most efficient methods of reducing energy consumption is a Building Energy Management System (BEMS), yet many organisations overlook BEMS  in their energy efficiency plans because of ...


    By ENER-G

  • The Future Cost of Wind Power

    Chapter 1 The economics of wind power Wind power is capital intensive with most of the investment required upfront. The largest capital cost component is the turbine itself which can account for between 40% and 80% of the total capital cost of an onshore wind installation. Costs offshore are higher because of the more expensive operating environment and the greater difficulty establishing ...


  • Exergy cost of mineral resources

    Mineral deposits are considered as natural capital whose value can be assessed in exergy terms. Historical industry experience provides evidence that exploitation of mineral deposits and the beneficiation of ores are essentially energy intensive. The persisting decline of the grade of the developed deposits demands increasing exergy replacement and processing costs. The results demonstrate how ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Recovery Costs Less

    Bal K. Kaul, Ajit Sapre and Lei Zhang, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co. and Daryl Musselman and Surajit Roy, Quest Air Technologies, describe a new low cost H2 recovery process. Hydrogen recovery from fuel gas and hydrogen containing purge gas streams in refinery and chemical processes offers many potential benefits including process uplift, reduced hydrogen costs, avoidance of H2 plant ...


    By Xebec Adsorption Inc.

  • CCS - generation cost implications

    With government FEED contracts awarded for two new schemes, end-to-end CCS projects could finally become a reality in the UK. In an environment where energy prices are constantly scrutinised, how much will this CCS-produced electricity cost? Marc Height listened to the experts. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is currently enjoying a new surge of interest following a period of relative ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Venturi orifice steam traps reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions

    Steam traps and steam systems can represent a large proportion of a manufacturing plant’s total operating costs. As business managers look for additional ways to cut costs and make operations leaner, many focus on increasing energy efficiency and incorporating cleaner energy options. This approach not only underlines a company’s corporate responsibility in decreasing CO2 emissions but ...

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