Take the Energy Star Challenge for Industry

January 11, 2018By Tom DufraineEnergy Industry Insights No Comments

When most folks think of Energy Star they think of household appliances and lighting. However, Energy Star certification and recognition goes well beyond washers, dryers and refrigerators as commercial properties and manufacturers can achieve Energy Star recognition for their entire facilities; therefore, reducing their energy consumption. Energy Star Certification is a hot topic for the … Read More

Will Regulatory Changes Alter How Suppliers Structure Electricity Pricing?

January 3, 2018By Tom DufraineEnergy Industry Insights No Comments

Regulatory costs are completely out of the control of third-party electricity suppliers. That is why EVERY third-party supplier has language in their contracts that state if there are changes in regulation or changes in law the supplier reserves the right to pass through increased costs to the customer. There are 3 major cost components that … Read More

Aluminum Foundry Identifies IMMEDIATE Payout from SiteWatch

December 5, 2017By Tom DufraineEnergy Industry Success Stories

One of our clients – an aluminum foundry – installed SiteWatch in August of this year, and-within the first 30 days- identified savings that would pay for the entire system. The specific savings opportunities were: Energy Savings – by addressing leakage from the Compressed Air system Machine Failure Prevention – by identifying oven-operating issues. ENERGY … Read More

BEWARE OF TELEPHONE BULLIES

December 5, 2017By Tom DufraineEnergy Industry Insights

We recently spoke to two companies who told us that that their employees had been “bullied” by salespeople into agreeing to an electricity supply contract over the phone. These phone calls typically include one or more misleading threats or promises: “We work with PECO and you’re entitled to a discount on your energy bill.” “If … Read More

Green Power at Historically Low Rates

December 5, 2017By Tom DufraineEnergy Industry Success Stories

Seven years ago, we were instrumental in helping Gwynedd Mercy University establish itself as a 100% Green Power Institution, and our auctions have enabled them to maintain that status ever since. Last month, we again conducted an auction for this long-term client.  There are 2 components that make this auction stand out. 1) The auction … Read More

SiteWatch™ Makes Waves at MABFM’17

December 5, 2017By Tom DufraineEnergy Industry Success Stories

Over 600 exhibitors and attendees at the Mid-Atlantic Building and Facility Management Show in Edison, NJ. were introduced to the SiteWatch™ energy-monitoring and equipment-management system last month. In his seminar address, Kit Gutteridge, President of Applied Energy Partners, told the attendees that “rapid breakthroughs in real-time  machine-operations and energy-monitoring technologies are powerful, cost effective, and … Read More

12th Annual Mid-Atlantic Buildings & Facilities -Management Show & Conference

November 6, 2017By Tom DufraineEnergy Industry Insights

Applied Energy Partners will be presenting at the 12th Annual Mid-Atlantic Buildings & Facilities -Management Show & Conference November 15th, 2017 at the New Jersey Convention Center, Edison NJ. Come by our booth (510) and attend our session on the Future of Energy Monitoring and Management. Massive technological change driven by the Internet of Things … Read More

US Coal Plant Closures Will Increase Natural Gas Demand for Electricity Generation

November 3, 2017By Tom DufraineEnergy Industry Insights

      2017 Coal Fired Unit Closures (IEFFA) 46 coal-fired generation units will close at 25 electricity generation plants across 16 states over the next few years, either by transitioning to natural gas fired units or complete closures. These closures will significantly increase the demand for natural gas-powered generation. Even though supplies are abundant, … Read More