The Entire Energy Picture
Our approach is simple in form but yet complex. The simple part is, we like to look at our customers' entire energy picture, from billing demand and tariffs to supply rates - we look at it all. Because of our approach, we can advise our clients on lighting, HVAC and many other components of their energy environment. The skills and knowledge in these areas come through our strategic alliances with selected companies.
Separating The Picture Into Parts
The complex part is separating the total energy picture into its components and then setting goals that increase efficiencies and reduces the energy spend. We work diligently with our clients to determine strategies on how best to achieve this.
In looking at the supply side of the equation, the strategy for an investment property, such as multi-tenant office buildings, may be completely different than a building that is owner occupied. Industrial customers, such as manufacturers with multiple shifts, may require a product that is more sophisticated than a “fixed rate - all inclusive” deal.
The delivery side of the bill, at times, can contribute additional benefits in the form of lower costs. Reviewing the utility’s tariffs and “how and when” the power is used has saved our clients significant dollars.
One key component is our commitment to our clients. MEA stays involved through periodic reviews, market advisories, and yes, the occasional - "hello how are things going".
A Few Items to Consider
#1 Office Buildings - We were able to save our client enough money on their electricity charges over a 12 month period, as a result they were able to do energy efficient improvements to their chillers and cooling towers. Also, they were able to install new LED lighting at their properties.
#2 Institutions / Schools - We were able to identify a tariff more suitable to one of their electric accounts. After reviewing the tariff we were able to change the account to an appropriate rate class - the customer achieved a savings of over $30,000.00 per year. This was done with Zero $0.00 invested!
#3 Manufacturing - The client had a problem with low Power Factors and spikes in the power. We were able to correct the Power Factor to 99.8% and eliminate the spikes. Charges on the demand side of the bill were reduces because of the increased Power Factor.