Energy Costs Articles

  • Energy costs: Will they keep on going up?

    Have business energy prices peaked, or will the market rise further? Inprova Energy Director Magnus Walker discusses the the current volatile state of the wholesale energy market and what businesses can do to combat sharply rising energy costs.  It seems like every day the cost of energy is going up. Electricity, gas, oil; it's just one-way ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Be prepared for next Triad season

    The 2017/18 Triad season, when electricity transmission costs peak, came to an end on Friday 23rd March 2018 and  businesses can now prepare for next year in order to avoid higher electricity costs. Triads are the three half-hour periods between November and February where UK electricity demand is at its highest and ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • What Needs to Be Considered When Purchasing a Custom Furnace

    Custom furnaces are an ideal choice for companies who require a furnace with very specific specifications. Whether your company has limited space and needs a compact furnace, or a certain fuel source is desired, there are many things to consider before purchasing a custom furnace. Price The initial furnace cost should be a major consideration for any company. Additional features ...


    By Thermcraft Inc

  • Time to de-risk your flexible energy procurement strategy

    Ten-year high power prices last week  (12-16 September)  caused by tight supply margins illustrate the imperative of de-risking your flexible energy procurement strategy. Towards the end of a turbulent week, prices on the day-ahead over-the-counter market ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • How to think strategically about your next energy contract

    How did you approach your current energy contract? Was it a positive experience? Are you sure you’re getting the best value from your supplier and your energy procurement ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Case study - SiteSage pays for itself in 9 months at not your average Joe`s

    Boston area-based Not Your Average Joe’s (NYAJ), a fast growth, casual American style restaurant chain, had a lot of reasons to trim utility costs, but little available time or data to do so. Their high energy costs were driven by a multitude of energy intensive equipment. A review of monthly bills provided no clear plan of attack for reducing costs. Of special concern was one location, ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • 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

  • `Modeling the Integrated Expansion of the Canadian and U.S. Power Sectors with the Regional Energy Deployment System` Study

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a study entitled "Modeling the Integrated Expansion of the Canadian and U.S. Power Sectors with the Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS)”. Funded by OE, this study documents a development effort that created a robust representation of the combined capacity expansion of the U.S. and Canadian electric sectors in the NREL ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Case Study: Pathway Non-profit Housing

    Non-Profit Community Developments Inc. is a non-profit corporation that provides quality affordable housing in the Region of Peel.  Pathway is a progressive organization and look to introduce innovative technologies to their apartment towers as part of their energy conservation strategy. Reducing electrical energy usage keeps operating costs down, which is a priority for Pathway’s ...


    By Legend Power Systems Inc.

  • 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

  • Women @ Energy: Gokcen Kestor

    Gokcen Kestor is a computational scientist in the high performance computing group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She focuses on performance and power modeling, analyzing the energy cost of data movement in HPC applications, and designing and implementing fault-tolerant algorithms for task-based applications. Recently, her work on energy characterization of data movement was featured ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Honolulu’s LED Lamps: Cutting on Carbon and Trimming Tax

    Honolulu, the Hawaiian capital’s energy costs rank tenth on the pollution lists. In an attempt to reduce this figure, the city mayor wants to install solar street lamps which will help cut tax and Greenhouse Gas emissions. Hawaii stands third in least energy consumption per capita, but the increasingly high population density mounts up its energy costs. 2013 saw a reduction in the ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • 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

  • ISA launches a new equipment which contributes to energy efficiency in households and small offices

    In December 2012, ISA launched a new solution in the Portuguese market that allows users to reduce energy costs in homes and offices. In April 2013 this solution will be officially released in Spain. Cloogy is a consumption monitoring tool that allows a rational use of electric equipment and advises the user about the most appropriate contracted power.  "Are you living a smart life?" was a ...

  • UVC lights keep hospital cool, efficient - Rio Grande regional hospital projects annual energy savings of $500,000

    The rapidly rising cost of air conditioning energy is a problem for hospitals everywhere, and McAllen, Texas, is no exception. In a town where over 90˚F days are common yearround, and the mercury can top the 100˚ mark even in winter, the seasons might be described as “hot and hotter.” But at McAllen’s Rio Grande Regional Hospital, administrators are staying cool with ...


    By E-CO

  • Welcome Break purchases eSight to drive down energy costs across its UK wide sites

    Welcome Break provides motorway service areas across all major motorway routes within the UK. They provide quality food and retail, designed to suit all tastes at all service areas. High street brands such as KFC, Burger King and McDonalds are accompanied by Food Connection and Coffee Primo outlets. They also provide toilets, parking and fuel 24 hours per day, in addition to 22 hotels across the ...


    By eSight Energy Ltd

  • Energy procurement brings smiles to dental college

    The Situation University that had previously been part of a State procurement chose to venture out alone and needed to procure quickly World Energy Action World Energy’s unique understanding of state procurement regulations combined with our market expertise allowed us to move quickly and competently ...


    By World Energy Solutions, Inc.

  • Pardon the interruption

    The Situation A New England State had many interruptible accounts with very high costs. The interruptible rate was linked directly to fuel prices, which were much higher than natural gas. World Energy Action Since the State was paying a higher cost for less service, we helped the State switch accounts from an interruptible to a firm ...


    By World Energy Solutions, Inc.

  • Green Revolving Funds: An Annuity for Sustainabilty

    According to a survey report by the Sustainable Endowments Institute, Green Revolving Funds (GRFs) have become more popular within the last two years across all sizes and types of learning ...


    By Connexion

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